Citizens of the Year
Each year, the Auburn Rotary Club recognizes a local resident as its “Citizen of the Year.” In some instances, a couple, a business or organization has received this honor. Citizens of the year are honored for their contributions to the betterment of the Auburn community through their work in their particular vocation, or contributions made to the general Auburn community.
Lolly Steiner, Citizen of the Year 2016
As the president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Lolly Steiner is an advocate for our community. Supporting local business is not just a profession---without a doubt, it is Lolly's passion.
Auburn Rotarians nominate candidates for this honor, which is bestowed annually each spring. Nominations are reviewed by the club's Citizen of the Year Committee, which makes a recommendation to the club's board concerning that year's honoree.
Those recognized by the club with this special honor are also presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Below are those individuals, couples, businesses and organizations that have been honored by the Auburn Rotary Club. When available, details of the honoree's award presentation can be found by clicking the honoree's name.
If you have someone you'd like to recognize and nominate for their outstanding service to their community, please contact a Rotarian and let them know!
Past Recipients of the Auburn Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Award
|2015||Dr. Mary Burkhart|
|2012||Bill Ham - Mayor of Auburn|
|2011||The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art|
|2010||Dr. Dell Crosby & Mercy Medical Clinic|
|2009||Dr. David and Debbie Smalley|
|2008||Rev. Cliford Jones|
|2007||Dr. J. Terry Jenkins|
|2004||Dr. George H. Mathison|
|2002||Dr. Jimmy Matthews and Carolyn Matthews|
|2001||Dr. J. Wayne Flynt|
|2000||Dr. Taylor Littleton|
|1999||Pete B. Turnham|
|1998||Dr. Douglas J. Watson|
|1997||James K. Haygood Jr.|
|1996||Dr. Edward R. Richardson|
|1995||Lee Co. Habitat for Humanity|
|1994||Dr. James E. Foy|
|1993||Dr. H.C. Morgan|
|1992||East Alabama Medical Center|
|1991||The Rev. Charles Britt|
|1990||Ed and Sally Bagwell|
|1985||Dr. Wilford Bailey|
|1984||Dr. John Jeffers|
|1983||Auburn National Bank|