FIRST CITIZEN OF 2020 AWARD NOMINEES SOUGHT

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that nominees are currently being sought for the prestigious First Citizen of Cherokee County Award.  The distinct title of First Citizen of Cherokee County is bestowed upon a man or woman who has resided in the county for a minimum of five years and has shown significant meritorious service to his or her community through family, civic and/or religious involvement.  A panel of out-of-town judges carefully reviews the accomplishments of each applicant and the winner is chosen based upon merit.  Sponsored by the Chamber, the 45th Annual First Citizen will be announced during the organization’s 49th Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center, Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.

The 2020 honoree will join a prestigious list of Cherokee Countians that includes former Canton physician Dr. Grady Coker, who was the initial recipient in 1971 along with Raymond Rollins who was chosen as the 2019 First Citizen.  The First Citizen program, which went defunct in 1986, was revamped in 1992 when retired Georgia Power Area Manager Bill Wester was chosen as the 17th recipient.

First Citizen Applications are available at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, 3605 Marietta Highway, Canton, or via the web at CherokeeChamber.com.  All applications must be submitted by Noon, Monday, December 2, 2019.  For further details, please contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400.