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Citizen of the Year 2024
Emily Myers

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Norwich Citizen of the Year 

The Norwich Citizen of the Year can be any member of the Norwich community who has made an exceptional humanitarian, educational, civic or cultural contribution to Norwich, the Upper Valley, or the world at large. Their contribution can be through their work or their community service. The 2024 recipient is Emily Myers, and her award was presented at the Celebrate Norwich! event on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Emily Myers was born and raised on Meeting House Farm in Norwich. After 20 years away she returned to take over as steward of her ancestral farm and to raise her family in the community that holds a special place in her heart. Her dedication to serving others and enriching the community embodies the spirit of Norwich, making her a well-deserved Citizen of the Year. Her homecoming followed two decades of service in the US Air Force, both on active duty and as a military spouse. She’s a 25-year member and Service Officer of American Legion Post #8. She helps veterans get healthcare and benefits, visits the ill and injured, supports grieving families, and gives final honors at burials. She raises funds for The Veterans Place and Josh’s House by running 45+ miles from Norwich University to Norwich, VT every June. She serves as VP of the Norwich Public Library board, is a Cemetery Commissioner, and sits on the Norwich Development Review Board. She’s a driving force behind the newly created non-profit Norwich Community Collaborative, working to restore the Grange Hall as a community center. She is instrumental in keeping town traditions alive, like the Memorial Day parade and the Norwich pageant. 

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