Citizen of the Year Awards

Christen Coulon


Citizen of the Year Awards

The Selmer Rotary Club held their 13th Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet last Tuesday at the Selmer Community Center. As in years past, the banquet honored the Citizen of the Year winner and 10 other award winners who worked to better the local community. This year’s awards were unique, however, with the addition of the new category of Rotarian of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year honoree for this year’s event was Jeff York who was honored for his outstanding service to the community. 

York, a journalist of 31 years, started his career in 1980 as a sports writer at the Independent Appeal for publisher Bill Rail and was promoted to Sports Editor in ’81 where he served in that capacity for 16 years. In 1992, York worked as a stringer for the Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Miss. where he continues as a special correspondent today.