Portsmouth’s First Citizens are individuals who embody the spirit of citizenship through service to the community. Each year the public is encouraged to submit nominations for the award, and a First Citizen Committee, comprised of the former First Citizens, makes a final selection.
The Portsmouth Service League is now accepting nominations through Dec. 31 on behalf of the First Citizens for the 2018 First Citizen to be honored in April 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel of Portsmouth.
First Citizens are individuals who embody the spirit of citizenship through their service to the community for the sole purpose of and in the spirit of giving. This spirit is evidenced by an individual’s civic, charitable and religious contributions to fellow citizens, the Portsmouth and Coastal Virginia communities, the state and country without remuneration and over and above the pursuit of one’s chosen vocation.
Submit your completed nomination and supporting documents to the Portsmouth Service League, Attn: First Citizen Committee PO Box 6647, Portsmouth, Va. 23703. All nominations and supporting documents should be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2018 for consideration.