Posted on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:09 am
At Wentzville’s Jan. 9 Board of Aldermen meeting, the City presented Wentzville resident and business owner Donna-Marie Pierre with the 2018 Citizen of the Year award. The award recognizes outstanding residents and business owners whose actions and accomplishments make life better for others.
Last fall, Wentzville residents, business owners and employees of Wentzville businesses were invited to submit nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations were reviewed and the final selection of Donna-Marie Pierre was made by the Citizen Recognition Award Committee.
Pierre is actively serving in her second term as the president of the Wentzville Rotary Club. She is also a member of the Wentzville Downtown Business Association and the Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.
Pierre also serves as the chair of the Wentzville Downtown Business Association’s annual Christmas Parade, and has been in this role since the parade’s inception. She loves giving back in this capacity and helping families and Wentzville residents enjoy and celebrate during the holiday season. Previously, Pierre served as the co-chair for the Downtown Wentzville Halloween Window Decorating Contest.
Donna-Marie also owns her own Wentzville business – Windows and The Works – which is located in historic downtown Wentzville. The business has been part of this community since 1972. Although active in the business community, she often diverts her attention to the resources and causes of others. Pierre recently organized a fundraiser sponsoring school children and mothers in Rwanda.
New in 2019: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Don’t wait to nominate your favorite Wentzville resident or business owner for 2019 Citizen of the Year. Applications are available online at http://wentzville.online/cotynomination.