Citizen of the Year

2018 Citizens of the Year

At their June 18, 2018, meeting, the Watertown Charter Township Board of Trustees honored TOM HINELINE and JACK HUNTOON as the 2018 Citizens of the Year.  This award honors residents who have displayed exemplary commitment, support, leadership, or service to the Watertown Township community:

The following was presented to Tom Hineline:

 Special Tribute to Tom Hineline

2018 Citizen of the Year

 

LET IT BE KNOWN that it is a privilege to extend our sincerest praise and commendation to Tom Hineline in acknowledgement of his attaining the distinct honor of being named “2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR” for the

Charter Township of Watertown.

 

Ability, commitment, and integrity have been reflected in all of Tom’s work volunteering in the community as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for more than 30 years.  Appointed to the ZBA on June 9, 1986, Tom saw the township through many difficult and complex cases during his service to the Board.  He has made many sacrifices on behalf of the community, willingly and unselfishly, and is always ready lend a helping hand in any circumstance.  The Zoning Board of Appeals is often a difficult, thankless job, and we greatly appreciate his willingness to contribute to the community in this way.

 

Tom is married to Sharon and is the father of Melanie and John.  He has resided on Airport Road for 45 years.  Tom retired from Motor Wheel Corp after 35 years of service, where he filled a number of engineering roles.  Tom enjoys automobiles, specifically Fords and especially Ford Mustangs, having owned many throughout the years.  Tom continues to enjoy tinkering and working on vehicles with his son.  Today, Tom, his wife Sharon, and their dog, Bindi, spend their summer weekends camping in their fifth-wheel trailer at a campground in Belding, Michigan.

IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE, therefore, this document is signed and dedicated to commend and congratulate Tom Hineline as Watertown Charter Township’s “2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.”


The following was presented to Jack Huntoon:

 

Special Tribute to Jack Huntoon
2018 Citizen of the Year


LET IT BE KNOWN that it is a privilege to extend our sincerest praise and commendation to Jack Huntoon in 
acknowledgement of his attaining the distinct honor of being named “2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR” for the

Charter Township of Watertown.

 

Ability, commitment, and integrity have been reflected in all of Jack’s work volunteering in the community, and he has shown consistent dedication to excellence throughout his years of community service.  He has made many sacrifices on behalf of the community, willingly and unselfishly, and is always ready to shoulder extra responsibility and lend a helping hand in any circumstance.

 

Jack’s years of community service and leadership are well known to so many throughout his years of being a Watertown Charter Township resident.  Known primarily for overseeing recreation program pursuits in the township, Jack developed year-round sports activities for the community and was an enthusiastic advocate for youth and adult recreation.  Over many years, Jack oversaw and organized softball tournaments, ice skating events, weekly volleyball games, and Memorial Day weekends, including parades and the Looking Glass Triathlon.  In addition, Jack spent many years passing out gifts at Christmas parties, running hayrides at Halloween parties, presiding over Easter Egg Hunts, and cooking hot dogs at Labor Day and Memorial Day events.  Jack served on the Watertown Charter Township Park and Recreation Board for many years.   He has been incredibly involved in the community and his care and concern for the land and the people of the township is profound. 

 

IN SPECIAL TRIBUTE, therefore, this document is signed and dedicated to commend and congratulate Jack Huntoon as Watertown Charter Township’s “2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.”

 

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