The 2023 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 Robert F. Logan who was chosen as the 2022 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  All applications must be submitted by Noon, Friday, December 2, 2022.  For further details, please contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400.

The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.  For more information on the Chamber and its programs, visit them at

Download Nomination Form here.