Nominees for Citizen, Jolly awards being sought

February 02, 2023

The Carnegie Chamber of Commerce will bring everyone together again. Literally.

Chamber officials announced plans for an in-person banquet next month. The event will mark the second year in a row an in-person banquet will be held. The 2021 banquet was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to once again begin planning for an in-person chamber banquet,” said Chamber President Randy Turney. “This year’s banquet is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building at Carnegie Elementary School.”

The highlight of the banquet which will feature a special performance by 2022 Miss Carnegie, Angela Cardenas, as well as the announcement of this year’s Carnegie Citizen of the Year and B.W. Jolly honoree.

To that end, Turney said the Chamber was seeking the community’s input in helping selecting this year’s recipient.

“We need your help to make the selections for this year’s honors,” said Turney. “Any living person/group/organization can be nominated. While the Citizen of the Year Award is focused on contributions and service during the 2022 calendar year, the B.W. Jolly Award pays tribute to an individual/group/organization that has made a significant contribution to our community over the span of 10 years.”

Written nominations should include the nominees name, selected award, and a written description detailing their contributions to the community.

Nominations can be delivered to Turney at Carnegie Middle School or Chamber Treasurer Kelly Williams at the Bank of Commerce. Nominations can also be sent via email to

Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 8.