PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City Rotary Club recognized two dedicated Parkites at its 2023 Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony yesterday.
Dr. Rob Harter was presented the Linda Singer Berrett Professional Citizen of the Year award, and Kim Carson was presented the Mayor Jack Green Volunteer Citizen of the Year award at the Park City Rotary Club’s weekly meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park City.
Harter serves as the CEO of the Christian Center of Park City, and a board member of the Park City Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau. He received the Linda Singer-Berrett Professional Citizen of the Year Award, which was named in honor of Park City Rotary’s first female president who passed away in 2000.
“As a graduate of Harvard Business School, Rob has dedicated himself to service in our community,” said a statement from the Park City Rotary Club. “He has served as Chair of the Utah Nonprofits Association, and the MLK Jr. Human Rights Commission of Utah. He also served as board president of the Park City Interfaith Council and serves as a board member of Mountainlands Community Trust and the Urban Indian Center.”
Carson has served as the executive director of the Park City Education Foundation, a member and president
of the Park City School Board, and two terms on the Summit County Commission. She currently serves as board chair for the newly formed High Valley Transit Board of Trustees. Carson received the Jack C. Green Volunteer Citizen of the Year award, which was named after a former Park City mayor.
“Kim Carson is well-known as a tireless contributor to our community in education, county government, and transportation,” said a statement from the Park City Rotary Club.
Harter and Carson will serve as grand marshals in the Miners Day Parade on September 4.
“Park City has been a great place for all of us to live,” said Rotarian Bob Richer, who oversees the Citizen of the Year awards. “But what really makes our community stand out is the work done behind the scenes by individuals like Kim and Rob who give tirelessly of their time and effort to make Park City and Summit County a better place for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. They embody our community spirit of helping each other.”
“In reviewing the list of honorees, I’m reminded of the enormous impact this diverse group has, and in most cases, continues to have on our community,” said Ember Conley, president of the Park City Rotary Club. “While these honorees are not Rotarians, Kim, and Bob truly exemplify the Rotary motto Service Above Self.”