Citizen of the Year

The purpose of the Citizen of the Year Award is to recognize an individual who has made significant civic contributions to the development and quality of life of this community through his or her personal volunteer effort.  Their actions, by their very nature, serve as a model to those presently involved in community affairs and inspire others to bring about a better business climate and quality of life for Bryan-College Station.  Email carrie@bcschamber.org to nominate someone or for more information.

To be eligible for consideration for this award, the nominee
  • Must have his or her principal place of employment in Bryan or College Station.
  • Must presently reside in the community, having lived here for a minimum of five years.
  • Must have exercised leadership in a number and variety of organizations and community activities over multiple years.
  • Must be of high moral character.
  • Must have a record of stability.
  • Must have long tenure; lifetime achievement award with consistent community service.
Persons excluded from consideration:
  • Current Chamber Board Members
  • Chamber staff
  • Volunteer organization staff

Past Recipients of this Award:

1987 - Ann Wiatt

1988 - Louis Newman

1989 - Bookman Peters

1990 - Perry Adkisson

1991 - Ronnie Hale

1992 - Bill Erwin

1993 - Reba Ragsdale

1994 - M. L "Red" Cashion

1995 - Ron Schmidt

1996-William S. Thornton

1997- Mervin Peters

1998 – Mrs. Mel Pruitt

1999 – Lynn Stuart

2000 – Travis B. Bryan, Jr.

2001 – Celia Goode Haddock

2002 – Sam Sharp

2003 – James W. Stegall

2004 – Sister Gretchen Kuntz

2005 – Rusleen Maurice

2006 – George Nelson

2007 – William Birdwell

2008 – Tom & Caroline McDonald

2009 – Jim Singleton & Stephanie Sale

2010 – J.J. Ramirez

2011 – David & Julia Gardner

2012 - Tim Bryan

2013 - Ben Hardeman

2014 - Randy & Brenda Sims

2015 - Chuck & Tedi Ellison

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