The La Porte City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2015 Jesse Wasson Award. The award will be presented during this year’s Festival of Trails celebration, slated for June 19-20, 2015.
Dr. Jesse Wasson was the city’s first physician, Justice of the Peace and Postmaster of La Porte City. In 1855, Dr. Wasson published La Porte City’s first newspaper, The Progress.
Award nominations should reflect the accomplishments of citizens who have made a difference in the community of La Porte City.
Nomination forms are now available online at lpcia.com and lpcchamber.net. Nomination forms have also been forwarded to are Chamber businesses. To find a Chamber member, logon to lpcchamber.net.
The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2015 Jesse Wasson Award is Friday, May 15th.

Jesse Wasson Award Recipients

2014 – Dick & Dee Hutton; 2013 – Peggy Mangrich; 2012 – Colleen Schulz; 2011 – Doris Wagner; 2010 – Shawn Mehlert; 2009 – Dave Zea; 2008 – Norma Hoelscher; 2007 – LeAnn Craft; 2006 – Gary & Sherry Sheffler; 2005 – Ron Crooks; 2004 – Wilbur & Betty Engelkes; 2003 – Oleen Arenholz; 2002 – Dolores Bader; 2001 – Duane Slaikeu; 2000 – Ken & Pat Benda; 1999 – Robert Burkgren; 1998 – Marty Deviney; 1997 – Junior McBride; 1996 – Leona Miller; 1995 – Ardie Miszner; 1994 – Lydia Taylor; 1993 – Keith Kullmer, Sr.; 1992 – Robert Hicks, Sr.; 1991 – Frank Carlson; 1990 – Glen Bader; 1989 – Leo Meany; 1988 – John Comstock; 1987 – Lois Miszner; 1986 – John Miller; 1985 – Mayme Gill; 1984 – Abe Foss; 1983 – Ann Estep; 1982 – not presented; 1981 – Ralph Brown; 1980 – Bruce Kline