Citizen of the Year Award
2nd Annual Citizen of the Year Award
The Town Commissioners have instituted a Citizen of the Year Award. Nominees will be evaluated based on their outstanding service and continuing commitment to the community.
This award is presented to a citizen who has provided outstanding service to our community, demonstrated by going above and beyond the call of duty; someone having a continuous commitment to better the Town of Bel Air, and creating a positive impact for people of all ages and abilities.
2023 - Peg lucas
Peggy has served on numerous committees and commissions in the Town of Bel Air for more than 40 years. She has generously and selflessly given of her time and talent with no expectation of personal recognition.
Serving as one of the original members of the Bel Air Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), Peg helped shape the HPC’s mission. She has worked tirelessly to assist property owners as well as the Town in making the HPC the successful organization it is today.
Peg played an integral role in the planning and development of the Bel Air Reckord Armory, helping to define the redevelopment needs and uses that have made the Armory the important community asset it is today.
After serving more than 30 years on the Historic Preservation Commission, Peg is now contributing her talents to the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission, where she works to foster and support the growing and vibrant arts community in the Town of Bel Air and the Arts & Entertainment District.
Peg was recently appointed to the Town’s Appearance and Beautification Committee, where she has contributed to initiatives that enhance the beauty of the downtown Bel Air corridor. She also has served for many years on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance Design Committee, which works to enhance the physical appearance and convey a message of what downtown has to offer. Peg also has contributed her time and talent for the Harford 250 Celebration and has volunteered to be a part of Bel Air’s 150th anniversary celebration as well.
Peg Lucas is a living treasure in the Town of Bel Air, and her example of selfless service and commitment to the betterment of the community make us proud to call her the 2023 Citizen of the Year.
2022 - David & Sandra guzewich
Throughout the years, Dave and Sandy Guzewich have gone above and beyond for the Town of Bel Air. Through their involvement in the Bel Air Lions Club, there is hardly an event or activity in which they do not participate. Whether it is promoting various community service projects, handling the monumental task of the Christmas tree sales, or donating money or supplies to various projects, Dave and Sandy truly are the best of our community. Their positive, upbeat demeanor and their ability to say “we can do this” are attributes that have served our Town well, and we hope they continue their good work, as we truly are the beneficiaries of their efforts.