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Friday, February 3, 2017

At the annual Leon Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Banquet on Thursday, February 2, 2017, two outstanding community members were honored for their service to Leon.

The 2016 Citizen of the Year is Mark Smith. Mark chairs the Leon Rodeo Committee, and is also a business owner in Leon. He and his wife Jodi run Long Creek Outfitters.

The first receipient of the new Leon Rising Star Award is Kolton Hewlett. Kolton has dedicated much of his teenage and adult life to community development in Leon. He has served in officer positions in multipl organizations throughout the city, and was the chair of the 2016 RAGBRAI planning committee.

Congratulations to both of these very deserving recipients!