The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce annually presents its Citizen of the Year Award to honor a man or woman who has made significant contributions to the Greenville-Pitt County community. The presentation of this award dates back to 1967, when Dr. Leo Jenkins (sixth chancellor of East Carolina University) was honored as the very first recipient. The award represents a prestigious recognition by the community of the recipient's commitment and dedication to the advancement of Greenville.
Citizens and Chamber members are encouraged to nominate persons they feel are deserving of this recognition. To be considered for the award, the nominee should be someone who enjoys a reputation for continuous community service, has been honored for involvement with business-related and/or personal affiliations or professional associations, and has made a difference in the community in recent years.
» Click here to view a list of past Citizen of the Year recipients