Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award

The John E. and Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was created in 1976 to honor the Riley’s for their contribution to serving and making life for Auburn Citizens better. John served as the Town Clerk from 1922 to 1975 and Ethel served as an Assistant for many years. There was money donated and put into a Certificate of Deposit. The interest earned is given to the recipient chosen each year. The committee consists of the:

  • Chair of the Selectmen
  • Commander of Chester P. Tuttle Post (American Legion)
  • Grand Knight of the Auburn Knights of Columbus
  • High School Senior Class President
  • Master of the Masonic Lodge
  • News Media Person Covering News in Auburn and a Citizen of Auburn Named by the Selectmen
  • President of the Auburn Ecumenical Cluster
  • Town Clerk
  • Town Meeting Member Chosen by the Moderator, an Educator Named by the School Committee


Nominations are not currently being accepted for the John E. and Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award. Nominations should include reasons why a person being nominated has been an outstanding citizen and made life for Auburn residents better. Submit to:
Riley Award Committee
C/O Debra Gremo
Town Clerk
104 Central Street
Auburn, MA 01501                                                                                            

View the recipients through 2020 (PDF).                                                    

John E. and Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship

2020 - Recipient, Sari L. Bitticks

The award was be presented 

December 8, 2020

Auburn Historical Museum

41 South Street

2020 Recipient: Sari L. Bitticks

2020 Presentation - Sari L. Bitticks

Sari Bitticks