The Person of the Year Award is given annually to an "individual who has made a significant contribution to the community of Santee's quality of life though their involvement in any of a given variety of community activities to include charity, service projects, educational, youth, civic, religious, or other like activities," according to the Chamber.
The award may reflect current contributions or those made over a period of time. Deadline for submission is February 8.
In previous years the Person of the Year Award was known as Santee Citizen of the Year, but it has been retooled to allow those who don't live in Santee, but still have a positive affect within the community, to win the award. Last year's winner was Joe Spencer- not a Santee resident- which caused some discontent.
Voting for Santee's Favorites is currently ongoing, with 16 categories of businesses to vote for. The top five businesses with the most votes will go onto the next round of voting beginning Feb. 1, and they must be Chamber members to advance to the next round.
First round of voting for Santee's Favorites ends at midnight on January 27.
The recipients of the Person of the Year Award and Santee's Favorites will be recognized at the Santee Chamber's Awards Night celebration on Thursday, February 28 at Barona Resort & Casino.