Nominations extended for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

Published 1:22 pm Saturday, May 4, 2024

Hurry – you only have until Wednesday, May 8, to let county officials know who you think was the best volunteer during the past year!

Since 1972, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has sought to recognize individuals annually who have made positive contributions to Oxford, Lafayette County and the University of Mississippi as its “Citizen of the Year.”

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Have someone in mind who has made a direct, lasting impact on this community through volunteer service? You’re in luck – the deadline has been extended for you to submit your choice as a nominee.

Candidates will be judged based on positive volunteerism contributions to the area, contributions above and beyond the expected and perceived as a role model for good citizenship in a nonpaid capacity. The successful candidate will be announced at the chamber’s annual meeting luncheon May 22.

Formerly known as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Stronger Together Oxford now recruits volunteers of all ages. (Maya Martin)

Complete the nomination form and submit it along with the required letters and a biography outlining the nominee’s accomplishments.

Mail the paperwork to the following address:

Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce
Attention: Citizen of the Year
P.O. Box 147 | Oxford, MS 38655

You can also send the paperwork to or bring it to the chamber’s office at 299 W. Jackson Ave. Call the chamber at 662-234-4651.