Citizen of the Year
CITY COUNCIL SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR
2023 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
CRITERIA OF ELIGIBILITY:
Have exemplified above average volunteer or philanthropic dedication to the Community.
Have provided volunteer service for a minimum of three years.
Have voluntarily performed duties related to their paid employment significantly beyond what is expected of a person holding that paid position.
Have signed a waiver stating that they are willing to have their names and information about their volunteer or philanthropic work published and made public.
Agree to participate in events and publicity related to the Citizen of the Year Event and agree to undergoing a criminal record check.
All citizens of Roanoke City are eligible except previous winners and current Elected-Officials.
A person cannot be selected or must withdraw his/her name if he/she is running for public office in the year of the nomination.
Furthermore, you may submit a résumé, letters of endorsement, or other supporting information.
DEADLINE: Friday, November 17, 2023
Click here to access and submit a nomination for Citizen of the Year!
Please contact the City Clerk's Office to receive a paper copy of the nomination form.
Mail, or E-Mail nominations to:
Cecelia F. McCoy, CMC, City Clerk
215 Church Avenue, S. W., Room 456
Roanoke, Virginia 24011
Phone: 540 853-2541
Fax: 540 853-1145
E-Mail: [email protected]
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR PAST RECIPIENTS:
1981 - Robert W. Woody (deceased)
1982 - Dorothy L. Gibboney (deceased)
1983 - Hazel B. Thompson (deceased)
1984 - George B. Cartledge, Sr. (deceased)
1985 - G. Frank Clement (deceased)
1986 - William "Ham" Flannagan (deceased)
1987 - Lewis W. Peery (deceased)
1988 - Clay H. Turner
1989 - George F. Pollash (deceased)
1990 - Florine L. Thornhill (deceased)
1991 - George W. Sanderson (deceased)
1992 - Joseph W. Gaither
1993 - Pearl Fu
1994 - Sigmund E. Davidson (deceased)
1995 - Charles W. Hancock (deceased)
1996 - F. Wiley Hubbell (deceased)
1997 - Patricia N. Toney (deceased)
1998 - James E. Robertson (deceased)
1999 - Jere Lee Hodgin
2000 - Lawrence H. Hamlar (deceased)
2001 - Edward T. Burton
2002 - George A. Kegley
2003 - Alphonzo L. Holland (deceased)
2004 - Claudia A. Whitworth
2005 - Nicholas F. Taubman
2006 - Nancy R. Patterson
2007 - Frank W. Feather (deceased)
2008 - Estelle H. McCadden
2009 - Stanley G. Breakell
2010 - W. Lee Wilhelm, III
2011 - William L. Lee
2012 – Carl T. Tinsley, Sr. (deceased)
2013 – Robert H. Sandel
2014 – Edward B. Walker
2015 – David S. Wiley
2016 - Jamice Rudd
2017- Nicole Harris
2018 - James Hunter Tarpley (deceased)
2019 - Marion D. Childress
2020 - The Resilient Citizens of the City of Roanoke
2021 - Dr. Cheryl W. Hartman
2022 - Sunni Purviance