The Park City Rotary Club has named two distinguished individuals of the mountain community as its Citizens of the Year. The Linda Singer-Berrett Professional Citizen of the Year was awarded to Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough. The Jack C. Green Volunteer Citizen of the Year was presented to longtime community volunteer Karen Marriott.
“Over these past six months all of us have learned to truly appreciate the efforts of others in our community,” said Park City Rotary Club President Corrie Forsling. “The service that both Rich and Karen have provided in Park City and Summit County is extraordinary. These two individuals have been directly responsible for helping make our community a better place.”
While the two recipients won’t be able to ride down historic Main Street in the Miners’ Day parade this year, they were presented with their awards at a social distanced small gathering in Rotary Park Tuesday (Aug. 25). They will also be featured in a virtual Running of the Balls television feature airing at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7 - Miners’ Day - on Park City Television.
Bullough brought decades of experience into his role as Summit County health director when he began in 2010. Since then, he has shaped new and innovative programs within the county to help keep its residents healthy and safe. 
While much has been said about his work during COVID, the real story goes back in time. Known for his strict reliance on science and his passion for preparedness, Bullough had been preparing Summit County for a potential pandemic for years. When he spoke to Park City Rotary Club at what was to become its final regular in-person meeting before the pandemic outbreak, he was already armed with the insight, tools and the protocols. Summit County was one of the first hit and one of the quickest to react. Bullough’s counsel not only helped Summit County, but provided his colleagues throughout the state with best practice examples.
In her more than two decades living in Park City, Marriott has been at the forefront of many important community causes. Most recently, she spearheaded the Peace House’s capital campaign to provide a campus for victims of domestic violence. Not only did she help raise the funds to build the new center, but also motivated passionate volunteers to help.
Her work over the years has included hands-on fundraising and leadership support for the U.S. Ski Team, the PC Teen Foundation, Women’s Giving Fund, Park City Community Foundation, KPCW and the Marriott Daughters Foundation, which she co-founded. One of her more impactful but lesser known roles was with the Relief Society of Park City, where she spearheaded positive action on unmet mental health needs in the community.
“Park City has been a great place for all of us to live,” said Rotarian Bob Richer, who oversees the awards. “But what really makes our community stand out is the work done behind the scenes by individuals like Karen and Rich who give tirelessly of their time to make Park City a better place for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. They embody our community spirit of helping each other.”
The Jack C. Green Volunteer Citizen of the Year award is named after the former Park City mayor from 1978-86 who was instrumental in rallying community volunteerism during the community’s formative years as a destination resort. The Linda Singer-Berrett Professional Citizen of the Year Award is named in honor of Park City Rotary’s first female president who was a strong community leader in her role as a teacher and school principal before her passing in 2000.
The Park City Rotary Club, which began in 1980. started its citizen of the year awards program in 1981, adding the professional category in 1993. The list of 65 past recipients is a veritable who’s who of individuals who have made a vital difference to the quality of life in the Park City community.
The club was named Utah Rotary Club of the Year in 2014, is a community service organization comprised of community and business leaders who engage in activities to give back to Park City and the global community. Founded in 1980, the club has around 100 members and is a part of Rotary International. Among its many activities is the management of Park City’s annual Miners' Day festival every Labor Day. 
The club organizes a wide range of annual fundraisers benefiting local causes and international outreach programs, granting over $1 million since its inception. It’s impact grants over the last three years ato groups like PC Tots, Citizens for Children’s Justice, Bright Futures/Park City Education Foundation, PC Reads and the Hope Alliance have been vital to those organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the club has been active with a large contribution to the Community Response Fund and holding much needed community food and supplies drives.
While its annual Miners’ Day festival was canceled, the club is still holding a virtual Running of the Balls, which will air on Park City Television on Miners’ Day, Sept. 7. Checkout information on how you can participate at

Jack C. Green Volunteer Citizen of the Year

2019 - Karen Marriott
2018 - Wally and Lorraine Stuecken
2017 - Craig Cooper 
2016 - Carol Loomis
2015 - Kim McClelland
2014 - Glenn Artist
2013 - Bruce Erickson
2012 - Mo Hickey
2011 - Joel Fine
2010 - Mary and Charlie Wintzer
2009 - Lynn Fey and Sydney Reed
2008 - JoAnn Krajeski
2007 - Val Chin
2006 - KPCW Radio Volunteer DJs
2005 - Summit County Sheriff Search and Rescue
2004 - William Brown
2003 - Toni Gannon and Tom Heffron
2002 - Sarah Jones
2001 - Arlene and Lew Fine
2000 - Lani Furr
1999 - Dana Williams
1998 - Linda Meyers
1997 - Shelley Weiss
1996 - Debbie Reid
1995 - Summit County Friends of Animals
1994 - Dixie Geisdorf
1993 - Evelyn Richards
1992 - Park City Ambassadors
1991 - Lou Hudson
1990 - Jack Dozier
1989 - Bob Marsh
1988 - Meeche White
1987 - Bob Wells
1986 - Nan McPolin
1985 - Ann MacQuoid
1984 - Jack Green
1983 - Tina Lewis
1982 - Emergency Medical Technicians
1981 - Bea Kummer
Linda Singer-Berrett Professional Citizen of the Year
2019 - Rich Bullough, Summit County
2018 - Anita Lewis, Summit County
2017 - Charlie Sturgis, Mountain Trails Foundation
2016 - Wendy Fisher and Cheryl Fox, open space advocates
2015 - Leslie Thatcher, KPCW
2014 - Colin Hilton, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
2013 - Mike Leurs, Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District
2012 - Sister Mary Ann Pajakowski, Holy Cross Ministries
2011 - Randy Barton, Egyptian Theater
2010 - Scott Loomis, Mountainlands Community Housing
2009 - Not awarded
2008 - Candy Erickson, Park City leader
2007 - Lloyd Evans, Park City Police
2006 - Nora Shepard, Summit County Community Development
2005 - Hal Smith, Park City High School
2004 - Rob Slettom, Identity Properties
2003 - Julie Wilson, Deer Valley Resort
2002 - Bonnie Park, Snyderville Basin Rec
2001 - Michael Shepherd, Park City High School Football
2000 - Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort
1999 - Troy Duffin, Mountain Trails
1998 - Ron Ivie, Park City Municipal
1997 - Stein Eriksen, Deer Valley Resort
1996 - Mary Morrison, Recycle Utah
1995 - Rick Brough, KPCW
1994 - Tom Cammermeyer, Norwegian School
1993 - Nick Badami, Park City Ski Area