Boy Scouts to present Distinguished Citizen Award

Oregon City, OR — Each year, the local council of the Boy Scouts of America presents the Distinguished Citizen Award to an individual whose contributions have advanced the quality of life in the community and who have exemplified the values of the Boy Scout organization.

The Boy Scouts of America will be saluting Oregon State Representative Bill Kennemer (District 39), with its 2013 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award on Thursday, October 3rd, at the Abernethy Center Ballroom in Oregon City.

For nearly 40 years, Bill Kennemer has been active in our community as a husband and father, clinical psychologist and concerned and involved citizen. Additionally, Bill has been an elected official, serving ten years as an Oregon State Senator, twelve years as a Clackamas County Commissioner, and currently five years as an Oregon State Representative. Clearly, Representative Kennemer has an exceptional record of service to Oregonians.

“Bill is a great example to our youth of service to the community,” said Matt Devore, CEO of the local Scout council. “We are proud to honor his service.”

As a dedicated public servant and member of numerous community organizations like the Oregon Trail Foundation, Rotary, Chambers of Commerce, and the Northwest Steelheaders, Bill Kennemer’s example of leadership and community involvement are deserving of this high award.

All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the 33,000 youth who participate in scouting programs provided by the Cascade Pacific Council in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Table sponsorships are available, and individual tickets are $75. RSVPs are needed by September 25th.

For more information, contact the Three-Rivers District Executive Director, Trent McClure, at (503) 225-5707, or at