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The Daily News Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to our 2022 Citizen of the Year finalists!

Sam Collins, Hitchcock Winifred Langham, Texas City
Joe Compian, La Marque Fidencio Leija Jr., Santa Fe
Caroline Dorsett-Pate, Galveston Casey McAuliffe, La Marque
Melissa Duarte, Texas City Doug McLeod, Galveston
Lawanda Hardeman-Ward, Galveston Susan Myers, Texas City
Lorraine Hunter-Simpson, Texas City Roshawn Pope, Texas City
Dr. Annette Jenkins, Texas City Julia Ramirez, Texas City
Amber Jinkins, Galveston Karen Rose, Texas City
Donna Kearney, Galveston Dr. Pei-Yong Shi, Galveston
Mary Lou Kelso, Galveston Sheila Smith, Texas City

The finalists will be honored and the Citizen of the Year revealed during a special event on May 25 in the Davidson Ballroom at The Tremont House in Galveston.

All 20 finalists will be featured in a glossy magazine to be published in The Daily News on May 24, the day before the event. Want to be there for the big reveal? Purchase tickets to the event. A donation will be made to the Citizen of the Year’s charity of choice after the event.

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