The Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America, is pleased to announce that John P. Nelson, board chairman and CEO of SilverStone Group, will be recognized as its “Citizen of the Year” at the 36th annual luncheon. Werner Enterprises has been selected as the Council’s “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and Gina Ponce, director of Outreach Services for Bellevue University will receive the “Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.” The Citizen of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, June 27, at the Holiday Inn Central, Omaha.
“John P. Nelson has been selected as this year’s Citizen of the Year because of his continuous support of Scouting and our community,” says Scout Executive/President Lloyd E. Roitstein, Mid-America Council.
Nelson has served on the Council’s Board of Trustees since 1975. For more than 30 years, he has actively served on the Council’s Endowment Committee, provided support to the Council for its annual “Friends of Scouting” campaign, and he and his wife Anne are Heritage Patrons. In addition to his personal support, he has provided the services of his company to assist the Council with administrative needs.