• PABA Citizen of the Year Background

  • The PABA Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually at the PABA Annual Dinner in June.  A process of selection is extended, beginning in February with nominations due to the PABA office each year by mid-April and the committee selection process made and clarified by early May of the year of the award. 

    A Citizen of the Year nominee should be an area citizen that has shown a commitment to community service, leadership in their industry, and a dedication to meeting the greater Plover area's community needs.  He/She does not need to be a Plover resident nor a PABA member. 

    Nominations should highlight and describe the nominee's accomplishments and leadership in the community; how the nominee has positively impacted the greater Plover area and must provide two letters of recommendation in support of the nomination. 






    Whereas, Mark Olinyk has grown from humble beginnings as an 'car lot boy' for a Pontiac store in Cedar Falls, IA; the oldest child in their apartment home when his Father died prematurely at age 45; with Mark generating some much needed part-time income to help support the family and keep a roof over their heads;  and


    Whereas, Mark’s career represents a lifetime dedication to the auto sales and service industry; built on a foundation of family and community involvement and structured around excellent customer service; and


    Whereas, Mark has earned respect from the entire community for his ongoing support for incredible support for Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics and Scout Troops; and


    Whereas, Mark, as Owner / CEO of Mark Toyota of Plover; has been recognized some 17 times as a Toyota President’s Award recipient and made extensive contributions to causes through his use of the Toyota Dealer Match Program; and


    Whereas, Mark's experience as a one-time EMT Rapid Response pilot has led to years of community involvement and development of regular schedule of Safety Fair offerings that advocates for positive change and provides education for area residents; and


    Whereas, Mark has chaired and participated in a number of building project fund raising and non-profit charitable fund raising efforts; and


    Whereas, Mark’s generosity was influential in the placement of Toyota vehicles for the Plover Police Department in establishing their K-9 Unit and for Plover’s EMS Rapid Response Vehicle; with each vehicle’s custom designs contributing to exceptional citizen service; and  


    Whereas, Mark's deep beliefs and personal philosophies of “integrity and impact” have transcended into reality of 'being employed at Mark Toyota is by some measure, synonymous with being engaged in the local community and understanding the importance of how giving back to neighbors will always result in community strength by working together; now 


    THEREFORE, Wisconsin State Senator Patrick Testin and State Representative Katrina Shankland do hereby join with members of PABA in thanking and recognizing Mark Olinyk as the 2018 PABA Citizen of the Year.

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  • Joe M.Kinsella (right) of Pointe Precision, Inc., incoming President of the Board of Directors of the Plover Area Business Association congratulates Mark Olinyk of Mark Toyota of Plover on his selection as 2018 PABA Citizen of the Year!  Mark Toyota is located at 1765 Park Avenue, Plover, WI. 

    Below, State District #24 Senator Pat Testin and State District #71 Assembly Representative Katrina Shankland are pictured with the COY winner after presenting Mark Olinyk with a State of Wisconsin commendation. 

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