The Annual Banquet is held in February each year. It is considered the official introduction of the Board Chair for the new year. The evening features the previous year’s accomplishments and awards as well as the coming year’s priorities and goals. In 2018, almost 400 community, county and state leaders and business representatives attended. It is a gala evening with an excellent meal, highlighted by the Pioneer Citizen Awards.
2008 - Myron “Pete” Peters and Doris Elrod Ramsey
2009 - Delbert “Pete” Allen and Janice Mounger
2010 - Walter Gray and Donetta Samuels
2011 - Chandler “Bub” Gunter and Art Morris
2012 - Lloyd Fagan and Bep Morrison
2013 - Bob Wasson and Mary Benjamin
2014 - Louie Thomas, James Fuller (posthumously) and Linda Brown
2015 - Mike Moss and Mark Simmons
2016 – Sid Townsend and Suellen Coleman Chase
2017 – Jerry Cavness and Judy Omo
2018 - Shirley Dilbeck and Hank Harrison
For additional information, or if you would like to submit a nomination, please contact Nathan Reed Vice President of Economic Development, 479-524-6466, firstname.lastname@example.org.