Kathy Hutson, a Poultney resident, has been named the 2010 Poultney Citizen of the Year Award.
A reception honoring Hutson was held Nov. 3 at the Stonebridge in Poultney.
Hutson has served as a volunteer at the Poultney Food Shelf for many years and is currently director. She serves on the board of directors of the Poultney Summer Theater and has participated in "Shakespeare on Main Street " productions, since its inception, as well as stage manager for the last four years.
Hutson is past president of the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce and member of the board of directors of the Horace Greeley Foundation. She has assisted as a long-time volunteer, cooking dinners at the Methodist Church site for the Poultney Chamber of Commerce and at the "Breakfast with Santa" and "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" for the Poultney Woman's Club.
Hutsen has been involved in the planning and organization of Poultney's Fourth of July festivities for a number of years and has served as parade manage r for several years.
The Citizen of the Year Award, presented annually by Poultney Chamber of Commerce, honors a resident citizen who has made major contributions to the betterment of Poultney; has distinguished herself or himself through outstanding service to the community and typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Poultney citizenship.
The Citizen of the Year will be the grand marshal of the 2011 July 4th parade in Poultney.