The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Dan Feroz, of Oil City, has been selected as the Chamber’s Citizen-of-the-Year.
Feroz will be honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner on February 20.
Feroz is being lauded as a planner-organizer for organizations that include the Oil Heritage Festival Committee, the Oil City Arts and Culture Commission and the Colonel Drake Alliance. In addition to his “in-the-trenches” volunteer efforts, Feroz, who is himself a musician, is active in booking concerts and other entertainment for community events.
Feroz has worked as a behavioral and mental health caseworker, and as director of Venango County’s senior centers. He was also part of a task force that considered, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, changes to state laws concerning scams targeted toward senior citizens. He also serves as a deacon and community volunteer for a local Presbyterian church.