Citizen of the Year Award

The Citizen of the Year award was started in 2019 as a way for citizens to be recognized for their contributions and volunteerism for the community of La Vergne.

Citizen of the Year 2023 - John Oakley and Tammy Sands

Citizen of the Year 2023 - Tammy Sands and John Oakley

“For teaching more than 3,000 students through US Tae Kwon Do Academy since 2006 and your dedication to teaching martial arts in this community for more than 30 years. You have imparted not just instruction in martial arts, but wisdom, discipline, and respect to your students. The City recognizes your dedication and commitment to helping them excel in their personal lives and in their academic careers. You are helping to grow the next generation of men and women to lead our community.”

Citizen of the Year 2022 - Aubrey Jackson

Citizen of the Year 2022 - Aubrey Jackson

"For always finding ways to give back to our community and serving through La Vergne Church of Christ. Also, for your years of benevolence service bringing free food options to the community as well as working with Second Harvest Food Bank to schedule nearly a dozen mobile food pantry visits, serving thousands of people. Citizens like you have a huge impact on those in our city."

Citizen of the Year 2021 Laura Davidson

2021 Citizen of the Year - Laura Davidson

"For all your hard work and dedication to serving the City of La Vergne and leadership within the Box 100 organization, serving as Chief for more than 10 years."

Citizen of the Year 2020 - Melissa Joyner

2020 Citizen of the Year - Melissa Joyner

"For all your hard work and volunteerism to help with the betterment of the City of La Vergne. From working with the Tennessee Strikers to ensure that any child who wants to play baseball or softball has the opportunity to do so to your work with the FOP and everything you do during the holidays to bring joy to families all across the community."

Citizen of the Year 2019 - Mary Jane Skinner

2019 Citizen of the Year - Mary Jane Skinner

"In recognition of her years of dedication and commitment to the City of La Vergne and with appreciation for her outstanding service to the La Vergne community."