Lafayette’s 2020 Citizens of the Year

Rick and Janet Cronk

Rick and Janet Cronk


The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the Lamorinda Weekly are proud to announce that this year’s selection for the 2020 Citizens of the Year are Lafayette’s longtime active residents Rick and Janet Cronk!


PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to July 10, 2020. Call the Chamber office at (925) 284-7404 for additional information. 


For years they have supported not only local, regional and international philanthropies, they have participated as volunteers and leaders in numerous local causes. Look for upcoming articles about their involvement. On Friday, July 10, 2020 we will celebrate their contributions to our community at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. Reservations are required but we are now sold out. Please call the office for waitlist (925) 284-7404.


Congratulations Janet & Rick! Photo: Niroop Srivatsa, Lafayette City Manager; Don Tatzin, 2019 Citizen of the Year; Janet Cronk; Rick Cronk; and John McCormick, Lafayette Chamber Board President/Lamorinda Music at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa.

Criteria for Lafayette’s Citizen of the Year are as follows:

  • Must NOT be a current elected or paid member of any City Council, school board or commission.
  • Must be a current Lafayette resident.
  • Must be someone who has given of their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community, where people will want to live, work and shop.
  • Must be someone who models excellence in everything they do.
  • Must be someone who brings this community together and/or makes us proud to be a member of the community.

Previous recipients: W.B. Ellis, Ralfe Miller, Margaret Bainbridge, Mel Nielsen, John R. Jacques, M.H. Stanley, C.R. Turner, Theron Nelson, William Zion, Stanford White, Jack Hageman, Lou Repetto, Jop Van Overveen, Vern Odegard, Jack Marchant, Donn Black, Charles Franklin, Chris Adams, John Kennedy, Clifford Feiler, James Lloyd, Boardman Moore, Robert Augenthaler, Percy Whitten, Barbara Bupp, Irene Graff, Ed Stokes, Robert Fisher, Ernie Marriner, Ken Clifford, Don Young, Irene Thomas, Ned Robinson, Alice Johnson, Hirsh Morton, Sue Cross, Tom Cleveland, Herb Joyce, Skid Thomas, Su Stauffer, Tom Courtright, Lynn Hiden, Avon Wilson, Bill Wakeman, Richard Holmes, Guy Atwood, Connie & Mike Collier, Judy Garvens, Anne Grodin, Ellen Peterson, Norma Evans, Robert Wood, Mary McCosker, Budd MacKenzie, Kathy Bowles, Ivor Samson, Gwen Watson, Judy Carney, Jeanne Ateljevich, Team Library, Karen Mulvaney, Gayle Uilkema, Greg Moeller, Toni McShane, Marechal Duncan, Tom Steuber, Dick & Robin Holt and Donovan Jenkins.

A celebration dinner will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. Reservations are required but we are now SOLD OUT. Please call the office for waitlist or additional information (925) 284-7404.


Photos from the 2019 Citizen of Year Dinner, honoring Don Tatzin

Citizen of the Year Dinner 2019