Omaha, Nebraska – The Mid-America Council hosted its 48th annual Citizen of the Year luncheon on Monday, April 15, 2019. The event boasted a room full of community leaders and outstanding citizens ready to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s honorees. NP "Sandy" Dodge, Jr., Chairman of NP Dodge Company received the 2019 Citizen of the Year award; Thomas H. Warren, Sr., President and CEO of Urban League of Nebraska received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award; and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center received the 2019 Corporate Partner award.
The Mid-America Council Citizen of the Year Award is presented to an individual who lives the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives. They are an individual who makes our community better through their support of Scouting but also their philanthropy and leadership.
The Whitney M. Young Junior Service Award recognizes outstanding service by an adult individual or an organization, for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds, fulfilling the dream of Mr. Young for "justice and equality to all."
The Mid-America Council Corporate Partner of the Year Award is presented to an organization for its long-time commitment to Scouting, and the encouragement of its employees to engage in volunteer work in the community.
About the Mid-America Council
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has instilled timeless values of character, citizenship, and leadership in the youth who join the program. The Mid-America Council continues the tradition through life skills and outdoor adventures. Currently, the council serves 18,686 Scouts and 5,465 volunteer adult leaders. The Council covers 58 counties in Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa and Union County in South Dakota.