At the annual Chamber dinner held on January 18, 2020 Jim and Sharon Connor were chosen as 2019 Persons Of the Year. Jim was cited for his work with the Chamber of Commerce. He has been a Board member since 2008 and an officer since 2011. Her serves as the chairperson of the Fall Fest Car Show and also serves on the Mascoutah City Planning Commission. Sharon was cited for her work with the Mascoutah Senior Center. She has been the Secretary of the Board of Directors since 2016. She leads three exercise classes for seniors each week. She has served as the Chairperson of the Wine & Cheese/Beer & Brat Fundraiser for many years. She has also been chosen as the Senior Center Volunteer of the year twice. The Award is given for volunteer service and not be part of any job or occupation. The award was presented by past winner Kathy Welker.