Citizen of the Year Celebration

Concord's biggest social event of the year!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 103rd Anual Meeting and Citizen of the Year Award event on Wednesday, November 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. The event honored  2022 Citizen of the Year, Ellen Groh.

This event was presented by  Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Merrimack County Savings Bank

Ellen Groh, 2022 citizen of the year

Our 103rd Annual Meeting culminated with the presentation of our most prestigious award, the Citizen of the Year. This year's award was presented to Ellen Groh, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness.

“Ellen stands among the most effective leaders fighting homelessness in the country,” wrote Rosanne Haggerty, CEO of Community Solutions, a national organization that works with more than 100 communities across the country to reduce homelessness. As its leader, Ellen Groh has drastically expanded Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’s ability to provide critical, sometimes life-saving, services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Ellen Groh.

Ellen Groh


Thank you to our generous sponsors

Presenting sponsor

Merrimack County Savings Bank

Corporate sponsors

Eversource Energy

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust


NBT Bank, N.A.

Grappone Automotive Group

Mason + Rich, Professional Association


2021: Jim Snodgrass
2020: Linda Lorden
2019: Claudia Walker
2018: David Ruedig
2017: Bill Chapman
2016: Teresa Rosenberger
2015: Harold Janeway
2014: Michael Green
2013: George Segal
2012: C. Thomas Brown
2011: Mark Ciborowski
2010: Ron Wilbur
2009: Tom Raffio
2008: Bob Larsen
2007: Peggy Senter
2006: Rev. David P. Jones
2005: Forrest McKerley
2004: Helen & George Hamilton
2003: Robert & Beverly Grappone
2002: Jane Berwick
2001: Irene F. Deschenes
2000: William J. Veroneau
1999: Richard W. Patten
1998: James W. Milliken
1997: Robert A. Hill
1996: Maria Manus Painchaud
1995: Cedric Dustin
1994: John Swope
1993: Thomas R. Rutherford
1992: Martin Gross
1991: John T. Grappone
1990: Mary Susan Leahy
1989: James H. Hayes
1988: Mark E. Manus
1987: Richard F. Upton
1986: Charles F. Foley
1985: Russell F. Martin
1984: Thomas M. Hardiman
1983: Douglas N. Everett
1982: Atty. Dudley W. Orr
1981: Edna C. McKenna
1980: Edson F. Eastman
1979: Malcom A. Spoor
1978: Robert O. Wilson, DDS
1977: Earle M. Reingold
1976: Malcolm McLane
1975: Joan M. Whittaker
1975: Sandra P. Jones
1974: Alger S. Bourn
1973: C. Edwin Howard, Elizabeth J. Donovan
1972: J. Richard Jackman
1971: Frederick P. Berman
1970: Norma Gardner
1969: Dr. Horace S. Blood
1968: Col. Albert S. Baker
1967: Phyllis A. Bowie, Roland E. Allen
1966: Dr. & Mrs. Homer Lawrence