The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking Samaritan Award nominations by Jan. 15. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce wants to hear about individuals “who enhance and enrich the livability of our community through volunteer work” to be recognized during this year’s Samaritan Awards.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Philomath High School auditorium. The deadline to submit nominations has been set for Jan. 15.

The Samaritan Awards feature three classifications — volunteer recognition, First Citizen awards and business, nonprofit and people’s choice awards.

All forms in the various categories are available online (click on the appropriate link below to find the corresponding nomination form as well as additional information):

Volunteer recognition — The chamber asks that each organization or business submit one volunteer that they would like to recognize for their service. The same individual can receive volunteer recognition and also be nominated for a First Citizen award (fill out both nomination forms in such cases).

Business, nonprofit and people’s choice awards — These awards recognize significant contributions in the areas of economic health (business), overall health and livability (nonprofit) and favorite businesses that connect with the community (people’s choice).

First Citizen awards — The committee will review nominations and select a recipient for each category based on individual criteria. The awards are made up of four separate categories based on age — Future First Citizen Awards (ages 18 and under), Junior First Citizen (ages 19-39), First Citizen (ages 40-64) and Senior First Citizen (ages 65 and older).

The Feb. 15 program will include desserts and beverages.