Nine individuals and groups in seven categories will receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place. The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce said it is recognizing those "who so graciously give of their time and energy. These individuals are the foundation and spirit of our great community."
Each of this year's recipients were nominated by fellow Grand Island citizens. All nominations were reviewed by the Citizen of the Year committee and chosen for each particular category.
The awards dinner will be held Thursday, May 11, at DoubleTree by Hilton on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the Grand Island Chamber office, located at 1870 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.