Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes

Signature Events

July 3, 2024
Staff Reports

When we think of our great city, we often envision its landmarks, attractions, local cuisine and bustling shopping areas. However, do we always consider the people who truly make up the heart of our city?

It is these individuals who have the most significant impact on our community, shaping it into what it is today.

That is why we are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2024 Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. Since 1946, this prestigious award has been a cornerstone of our community, honoring individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the city of Abilene. Both individuals and organizations are encouraged to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our city.

The Outstanding Citizen of the Year award celebrates those whose impact on Abilene has been profound and positive. This influence can be demonstrated through recent efforts, sustained contributions over several years, or a lifetime of service. The award emphasizes civic involvement, volunteer efforts, selflessness and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Abilene residents.

Previous recipients of this award have shown an unwavering commitment to making Abilene a better place to live. Their efforts often extend beyond their professional responsibilities, embodying the spirit of community service and volunteerism. Whether organizing local events, supporting community projects, or dedicating countless hours to volunteer work, these individuals have set a high standard for what it means to be an outstanding citizen.

To be considered for this esteemed award, nominations must be received by the end of the business day on August 9, 2024. The recipient will be announced at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration on September 19, 2024, an event that unites the community to celebrate exceptional contributions and achievements. Click here to view the nomination form.

We encourage everyone in the Abilene community to reflect on those individuals who have made a difference in their lives and consider nominating them for this award. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate those who have shown exceptional dedication to our community.

Let’s come together to honor the remarkable people who make Abilene a vibrant and thriving community.