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A photo from the event. Submitted by the office of Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver

The Sunbury Rotary Club named Robert "Bob" Zimmerman Jr. the Sunbury Citizen of the Year last week. The award is presented each year to an individual in the community who exemplifies the Rotary Club's motto of "service above self," and includes a free year of membership to the club.

Bob graduated from Susquehanna University and went on to serve his country with honor and distinction as a member of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army Reserve. Currently, he is the fourth-generation owner and operator of Zimmerman's Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, which he joined in 1976.

In addition to serving his country and owning the dealership, Bob has been a prominent figure in Sunbury for over 50 years. He is active in the Zion Lutheran Church, Susquehanna University, the United Way, the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Sunbury Area Community Foundation, the Sunbury Pride and Renaissance Coalition, Lodge No. 22 of the Free and Accepted Masons, and the Sunbury Revitalization. He has also held leadership positions as Capital Campaign Chair for Camp Mount Luther and was the Co-Chair of the Albright Center.

State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver presented Mr. Zimmerman with a citation of the award, Treasurer of the Greater Susquehanna Chamber of Commerce David Herbert presented a proclamation of December 5, 2019 as "Bob Zimmerman Day," and Congressman Fred Keller gave a short speech about Bob's accolades that aired on C-SPAN.

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