Citizen of the Year

The Baxley – Appling County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Citizen of the Year. This award is designed to honor an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship within our community. If you know someone who has demonstrated exemplary vision, civic pride, and a strong commitment to a better Appling, this is your chance to nominate them for this prestigious award.  

Nominees must be a current resident of Appling County for a period of at least five (5) years. The application asks for a brief personal sketch, civic involvement, community/cultural involvement, business accomplishments and other contributions. The nominee may be an individual from any walk of life, and there are no requirements or restrictions relating to gender, age, race, religion or ethnic background.

The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2016 at 5PM.  An out of town committee will review the accomplishments of each applicant (name not displayed) and determine which will be our Citizen of the Year.  The recipient of the "Citizen of the Year" Award will be announced during the Annual Chamber Banquet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

There are so many amazing community servants in Baxley and Appling County. Please take the time to submit your nomination today. Applications can be found on or can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce.

Nomination form can be dowloaded HERE.

2016 Citizen of the Year
Jeff Baxley
2015 Citizen of the Year
Ronald Burkett