Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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        2017 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Banquet

2017 First Citizen of Chesapeake Award Banquet



The Chesapeake Rotary Club recently held their 2017 First Citizen of Chesapeake award dinner and presentation at the Chesapeake Conference Center. This year's honoree was Bishop Kim W. Brown, recognized for his lifetime of unselfish service and commitment to making our community a wonderful place to live and work.

Some of the First Citizens from past years pose for the annual photo

City Council member Debbie Ritter and former Rotary President Vonda Chappell

2017 First Citizen Bishop Kim W. Brown with 2013 First Citizen Roland Davis

First Citizens 2014 and 1986, respectively, Phil Johnson and Dr. Don Buckley

Former First Citizens from left: William Ward 2004, Phil Johnson 2014, Dr. Don Buckley 1986, and Preston Grissom 1990

From left: 2015 First Citizen Stephen Best, current First Citizen Bishop Kim Brown, and 2013 First Citizen Roland Davis

2010 First Citizen Ray Conner, left, with 2007 First Citizen John Brown

2011 First Citizen and The Shopper publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

1991 First Citizen Dr. Juan Montero and 2016 First Citizen Dr. Rebecca Adams

2010 First Citizen Ray Conner with this years First Citizen, Bishop Kim Brown

1995 First Citizen Dr. Fred Bateman and his wife Joan

Norma Stockhowe and Council Member Lonnie Craig

Council Member Lonnie Craig

Guests enjoying the evening

2017 First Citizen Kim W. Brown with his lovely wife, Valerie

From left: Norma Stockhowe, Council member Lonnie Craig and The Shopper publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard

Dan Roach of Roach Consulting Engineers, PC and his wife Anne Roach of LPL Financial

From left: Council member Lonnie Craig, Norma Stockhowe, The Shopper Editor Angela Slevin, The Shopper publisher Jean Loxley-Barnard, Kym and Steve Bach, and Anne and Dan Roach

Robin Tull of Tull Financial with his wife, Cathy

Guests mingle and enjoy the music of The Parroco Jazz Group

“Mr. Shopper” Terry Barnard with his wife Shopper publisher, and 2011 First Citizen Jean Loxley Barnard

2015 First Citizen and current Rotary President Steve Best with Larry Zoeller

ABNB s Mike Doland, and Southern Banks Linda Doland

Alvene Buckley and her husband, 1986 First Citizen, Dr. Don Buckley

From left: LeeAnn Raines, 2010 First Citizen Ray Conner, and City Council member Debbie Ritter

Terry Young, CEO of Internet Marketing and Design and Air Aspects and his wife Nikki Young, COO of The Shopper

Nancy Woods and attorney Michael Woods

2013 First Citizen Roland Davis with his wife, Teresa, and children Christopher and Sarah

From left: Helen Sledge, Shirley Forbes with her husband, 2006 First Citizen Randy Forbes, and Thomas Sledge

Peggy Matthews, left, and 2005 First Citizen Peggy Stalnaker

Trina Hurst and Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan

From left: Terry Barnard, Trina Hurst, and Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan

Shirley Forbes and husband, 2006 First Citizen Randy Forbes

Vicky and Vice Mayor Rick West

Joan Bateman, her husband and 1995 First Citizen Fred Bateman, along with Mark Cox