Chamber Award Winners Recognized

The winners of the Chamber’s annual awards were announced at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration on Saturday, January 25th. More information on the winners can be found in the posts below. CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Bob Owens – “The Sound Guy” SPIRIT OF WAMEGO AWARD – Merl Page – longtime Wamego City Manager IMPACT AWARD […]

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Bob Owens “The Sound Guy”

Bob Owens exemplifies volunteerism in the community and proves that a talented and dedicated volunteer is invaluable. In Wamego we often quote Chris Hupe when speaking about the power of volunteerism. As Chris likes to say, Wamego is a community of “net-givers”, those who give more than they take and do so to benefit the […]


Long-time Wamego City Manager Merl Page has been an integral part Wamego’s growth and development for many years. Merl retired in 2019. As you look back over the time that Merl served as Wamego’s City Manager, you can’t help but marvel at the sheer number of projects, initiatives, events and partnerships that the City contributed […]

IMPACT AWARD – Bryan & Wymetta Newell, Riley Construction

Bryan and Wymetta Newell’s impact on the community stretches from youth soccer and making technical education fun for 4th graders, to leading Peer Chamber projects and installing iconic Oz attractions. The ability to do hard work is a valuable leadership characteristic, and one our Impact Award winners showcase frequently when leading the charge on numerous […]