Citizen of the Year

The Wake Forest Citizen of the Year should be a person who during the past year has demonstrated exemplary volunteer efforts, possesses the highest standards of responsibility in civic life, has helped in the promotion of the public welfare and personally worked with distinction to benefit Wake Forest.

  • A volunteer in the Wake Forest Community who's efforts exhibit leadership, vision, creativity and positive citizenship by providing service to programs and activities which impacts our Community.

  • Is an inspirational role model and made a significant contribution to the Wake Forest Community.

  • Volunteer service must be beyond that contained in the nominees work related job description.

  • Nominee is an example that inspires others to serve our community, committed to enhancing Wake Forest, provided selfless service and brings distinction to what they do.

  • Has proven to be a person who puts others before themselves and strives to make Wake Forest the best it can be.

  • Citizen of the Year - Online Nomination Form
    PLEASE NOTE: To request a hard copy of the nomination form, please email the Wake Forest Community Council


Citizen of the Year Winners

  • 1965 Eleanor Reid

  • 1966 Mac Bridge 

  • 1967 Henry Miller 

  • 1968 George & Kathleen Mackie

  • 1969 J.L. Warren

  • 1970 Marie Joyner

  • 1971 Paul Brixhoff

  • 1972 Bob & Peggy Allen 

  • 1973 Carroll Trotter 

  • 1974 O.T. Binkley 

  • 1975 Esley Forbes 

  • 1976 Ailey Young

  • 1977 Billy & Rose Shearon

  • 1978 W.C. Stephenson

  • 1979 John B. Cole

  • 1980 Ruth Snyder

  • 1981 Bertha Harris 

  • 1982 Thelma Wright

  • 1983 Jimmy Perry 

  • 1984 C.E. Matthews 

  • 1985 Ursula Wilkinson 

  • 1986 W. Roy Powell 

  • 1987 Phil Price

  • 1988 Willie Fleming

  • 1989 Rufus H. Forrest

  • 1990 John & Barbara Lyon

  • 1991 Lydia Lowie & Tom Arrington

  • 1992 Bruce & Margaret Keith

  • 1993 Hope Newsom

  • 1994 Elizabeth F. Bartholomew & Ricky Wright

  • 1995 Virginia Olsen & Joyce Board

  • 1996 Margaret J. Wineinger

  • 1997 Helen Lee

  • 1998 Tom Jackson

  • 1999 Sherrill and Susan Brinkley

  • 2000 Jerry Jones & Susan Neely

  • 2001 The Bright Family

  • 2002 Beverly Whisnant

  • 2003 Mark Williams

  • 2004 Bob & Elizabeth Johnson

  • 2005 Andy Ammons

  • 2006 James S. Warren

  • 2007 Carolyn H. Furr

  • 2008 Shirley Wooten

  • 2009 Michael Johnson

  • 2010 Lisa Newhouse

  • 2011 Jill Bright

  • 2012 Heather Holding

  • 2013 Louis Mullinger

  • 2014 George Aux

  • 2015 Greg Harrington

  • 2016 Dawn Nakash

  • 2017 Mandy Duguid

  • 2018 David Greenwell

 
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