NASHUA – The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Edward John “Ed” Lecius, was selected as House Citizen of the Year 2021. Lecius will be honored at the 93rd Annual Chamber Gala on Wednesday, November 10 at the Event Center – Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua.
Organized annually by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Lecius was selected by a committee of past recipients of Citizen of the Year for his extensive community leadership and continued dedication to improving Nashua.
Lecius is a native and longtime resident of Greater Nashua and began his career at WSMN radio station. In 1983, Lecius left radio to work for Governor John H. Sununu. He then served in the administration of President George HW Bush.
Upon his return to Nashua, Lecius became President and CEO of WMVU (formerly WOTW and now WGHM). When the station was sold in 1997, Lecius joined the staff of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce as the director of programs until he joined the Nashua Police Department in 2000 as the police coordinator. community. He retired in 2020.
Lecius has received numerous awards and distinctions from the city of Nashua. For many years, Lecius has been active in the city of Nashua, as Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for 13 years; chairman of the police commission for five years; and 20 years as a community policing coordinator for the city of Nashua. Lecius has also been an active member of the Nashua Lions Club for 50 years.
Currently, Lecius is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Triangle Credit Union, and Governor-appointed Chris Sununu also sits on the NH Police Standards and Training Council.
Wendy Hunt, President and CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce announced that, “This honor is bestowed annually on an individual whose impact on Greater Nashua has been constant, constant and transformative for many years. Ed exemplifies the high level of integrity and achievement of his predecessors as Citizen of the Year, and it will be a true honor to recognize him at this year’s annual gala.
Presented by Eversource, the 93rd Annual Gala and Citizen of the Year Award is the Greater Nashua region’s largest business community gathering and celebration of the men and women who run our businesses, large and small.
Over the years, this event has welcomed 50,000 participants and honored 68 Citizens of the Year. Each year the Gala Committee organizes a spectacular event with past themes such as: Mardi Gras, The Arts, International Culture Around the World, The Roaring Twenties, Mad Men, Las Vegas, Vintage 1991 and NASCAR! And this year our gala is ready to continue this great tradition with The Sky is the Limit!
Sponsorships and tickets are available for those who wish to be a part of the most prestigious annual event in the Greater Nashua business community. Besides Eversource, other major sponsors include Millyard Bank, Oracle, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Enterprise Bank, Nashua Community College, Lovering Volvo, Boston Billiard Club and Casino, Pearl Marketing, People’s United Bank, Fidelity Investments, Service Credit Union, St Joseph Hospital and Trauma Center, Consolidated Communications, Eastern Bank, New Sky Productions, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, and the support of dozens of other companies that make this event possible. Information and tickets are available at nashuachamber.com or by contacting the Chamber at 603-881-8333.