“It’s been transformative. I’ve learned to be more patient, more thoughtful and more ruthless when I’ve had to be." — Daily News 2021 Citizen of the Year Dr. Philip Kaiser, on the year of the pandemic
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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Meet the finalists for the 2020 Citizen of the Year. The winner was revealed in a livestream on Thursday, Aug. 20. You can rewatch the broadcast here.