Applications for the annual Citizen of the Year are now available at the Alice Chamber of Commerce. This year’s recipient will be named on Thursday, March 28 at the 82nd annual Chamber Banquet.

“The purpose of the award is to seek out and publicly honor, once a year an individual who has contributed in an outstanding and exceptional manner to the betterment of our community and its citizens,” said Alice Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Juan A. Navejar Jr. 

Nominees must either be a current resident of the City of Alice, or have their principle business affiliation location in the City of Alice. A nominee must be at least 21 years of age and must be living and must be active in civic or public affairs at the time of the nomination.

Any citizen, club or organization of Alice may submit a nomination and must be made on an official entry form and accompanied by supporting material regarding the nominee’s activities. Entry forms are available online at or by visiting the Alice Chamber of Commerce, 612 E. Main.

The selection committee will base its judgment solely on the material submitted on behalf of the nominee; no additional research will be done.

Last year, Rodrigo “Roddy” Gonzalez was named the 2018 Alice Citizen of the Year. Other recipients have included Joe Lozano, Ruth Ferrell, Pete, Ganis, John Bedgood, R. David Guerrero, Nena Castillo-Pitts, Tracy Little, Nora Barrera-Rycroft, Henry Herrera, Maxine Flournoy, Newell Atkinson, Gordon “Bud” Smith, Joe Merritt, Bill Findley, Ralph Gomez, Lawrence Cornelius, Rick Del Bosque and Hope Barrera to name a few.

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, March 15.