Former News-Bulletin Citizens of the Year

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Since 1995, the News-Bulletin began choosing a Citizen of the Year and honoring Unsung Heroes. They’re all people who do things out of the goodness of their hearts, folks who are volunteers and are not paid for their activism. Each year, we like to review the names of the people we’ve honored as sort of a continuing tribute. Here’s an update of those who have been honored as Citizens of the Year:

• 1995: Dolph Schlies
• 1996: Edwin Berry
• 1997: Ronnie Torres
• 1998: Pam Etre Perez
• 1999: Charlie Peña
• 2000: Maurine McMillan
• 2001: Cindy Valenzuela
• 2002: Margaret Espinosa McDonald and Richard Melzer
• 2003: Luz Chavez
• 2004: Cristina Jaramillo
• 2005: Lillie McNabb
• 2006: Filomena Baca
• 2007: George and Diana Trujeque
• 2008: James and Rosie Garley
• 2009: Louis Lusero
• 2010: Molly Madden
• 2011: Matthew Aragon
• 2012: Jim Lane