Citizen of the Year

Reservations for the Citizen of the Year Banquet are now open. You can print a copy of the form, here.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6:30pm
North Olmsted Party Center
$25/person
Ticket orders must be received no later than April 13, 2018


2017 Citizen of the Year
Beth Roshetko

“This year’s Citizen of the Year has given time and service to a large variety of organizations in North Olmsted,” Dubowski said.

He said she was active with North Olmsted schools, serving as PTA president at Spruce and Chestnut Schools, North Olmsted Middle and High School, as well as serving on many school committees. She also is a member of the Education Foundation, Strategic Planning Committee and was a levy committee volunteer.

In addition to her school activities, Roshetko has been a member of Friends of the North Olmsted Library for many years, including serving as president and vice president.

At St. Clarence Parish, she is a parish school of religion teacher, a 20-year Eucharistic minister and has been involved with many activities and committees.

Roshetko is a 23-year member of Bretton Ridge Women’s Club, serving as president, vice president, corresponding secretary and chairman of many activities.

“If I listed them all, we’d be here for a while,” Dubowski quipped.

She is a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 664, helping with fundraising activities and merit badge clinics.

Roshetko has been a teacher for 19 years at Ascension Lutheran School, where she assists with the annual Trunk or Treat event.

And she served on the Community Service Advisory Board for the city of North Olmsted.

“Her youngest child graduated from North Olmsted schools more than five years ago, yet she has remained very active in our schools,” said Tom Herbster, a school board member who is active with Community Council.

Roshetko received the key to the city from Mayor Kevin Kennedy and several proclamations, including one from State Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-16 of Westlake, and District 1 County Councilwoman Nan Baker, also of Westlake.

A 26-year resident of North Olmsted, Roshetko and her husband, Tim, have two children, Hannah, a 2003 NOHS graduate who works for a consulting firm in Chicago, and Tim a second-year veterinary student at The Ohio State University.

“I was sitting there listening to all the things the nominee was involved in and when they got to the St. Clarence activities, I realized it was me,” Roshetko said. “What a fabulous fraternity to belong to.”

The COTY selection is made by Community Council’s president, vice president and the last few winners.


Past Citizen of the Year Recipients

1954 William Kahler * °
1955 Harvey S. Levy* °
1956 Carolyn Rankin* °
1957 Charles B. Lewis, M.D. *
1958 Robert Decker*
1959 Elroy M. Christman*
1960 George Christman*
1961 Nina Morse*
1962 Levi Morse*
1963 Charlotte B. Phillips
1964 Walter C. Mason*
1965 Clark W. Peck, D.D.S.*°
1966 Donald T. Ford*
1967 Donald R. Packe °
1968 Adolph E. Spakowski*
1969 Norman T. Musial
1970 Gerald T. Coleman* °
1971 Gerry Swormstedt
1972 Delores Christman*
1973 James M. Davis*
1974 Tony Hart

1975 Sally Myers
1976 William J. Greene*
1977 Hugh Patton* °
1978 Jeanne Flow*
1979 Marlene Orzechowski
1980 Evelyn Peltz
1981 Marie Case*
1982 Margaret McKay
1983 James Boehmer* °
1984 Jack Boss
1985 Alice Holmok*
1986 Ruth Love*
1987 Patricia Martin*
1988 Mary Anne Fischer
1989 Lois Zolar
1990 Lois DeBrodt* °
1991 Dave Dillon
1992 M. Yvonne Petrigac °
1993 Fred Hatton*
1994 Glenn Knight
1995 Roy Seitz*
1996 Thomas R. Herbster °



* = Deceased
° = Past NOCC President
1997 Robert Wendt
1998 Glenn Vannoy*
1999 James Cater* °
2000 Brian Zergott
2001 Dorothy Kitzerow*
2002 Beryl Peck
2003 Henry Caster*
2004 Pat Dillon
2005 Stanley Ball
2006 Gretchen Schuler
2007 John Kepperley*
2008 Robert Klabunde
2009 Donna Smeal °
2010 Marie Peepers °
2011 Paul Schumann
2012 Marilyn Ransom
2013 Randi Jones°
2014 Vera Brewer
2015 Jeff Peepers°
2016 Tom Dubowski
2017 Beth Roshetko

Nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year will be available yearly next year.