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Citizen of the Year to be named Feb. 12

January 11, 2019

LAUGHLIN — All nominations for Laughlin Citizen of the Year are in. The deadline was Dec. 28. The award is to honor those who put in their own time and effort to help local government make Laughlin a better place to live.

“It’s a really great way to honor someone in the community,” Laughlin Town Manager Brian Paulson said. “I am happy to keep this tradition going at the Laughlin town manager’s office, and our residents look forward to it every year.”

The Laughlin Citizen of the Year award started in 1993 and has been around ever since.

The selection process for the citizen of the year begins with the selection of judges. Each member of the Laughlin Town Advisory Board selects two judges. These judges vary every year, and the only qualification is they have to be a Laughlin resident.

Sometime in January, the selected judges will meet and take a look at the nominations. They will then use a secret ballot to decide who is the most deserving. If a tie occurs, the judges will do another vote just on those two candidates.

The Laughlin Citizen of the Year winner will be announced during the LTAB meeting on Feb 12. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. PST at the Laughlin Town Hall at 101 Civic Way, Laughlin.

“It’s just a great way to build community pride,” Paulson said.

The previous winner was Bob Bilbray, and the year before that it was Roger Reimer.

The next LTAB meeting will take place on Jan. 15.

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