Each year the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce awards a Business, Organization, and Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner. Last year, Larry Kernea of Murphy Electric Power Board was our Citizen of the Year. Our choice was confirmed as we watched him humbly bring his employees together to renovate the grounds of Murphy Elementary School.
Our 2017 Cherokee County Citizen of the Year, Ann Miller Woodford of Ann's Tree African American Art, is gaining much deserved notoriety. Perhaps you've seen a glimpse of her work in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center or enjoyed her exhibit in the Cherokee County Arts Council as her book, "All God's Children" was presented throughout Western North Carolina.
If you've not had the pleasure of meeting this talented artist, author, and historian,
enjoy this video from this Thread Capital article. So now the question on everyone's mind... Who will be awarded the 2019 Citizen of the Year at the Annual Dinner Thursday September 26th?