CHAPEL HILL — The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2013 Salute to Community Heroes at University Mall on Thursday.
Each year the chamber recognizes men and women who are committed to making Chapel Hill-Carrboro a thriving, healthy and sustainable community. This year’s award winners are:
• Chapel Hill Fire Fighter of the Year: Fire Equipment Operator Richard Cherry
• Orange County EMS Telecommunicator of the Year: Sgt. Thomas Holmes, Jr.
• Carrboro Police Officer of the Year: Officer Joseph Glenn
• UNC Public Safety Employee of the Year: Crime Analyst Mary Elizabeth Powell
• Orange County Sherriff Employee of the Year: Deputy Sheriff Andre Richmond
• Chapel Hill Police Officer of the Year: Officer Tony Sorrell
• Orange County EMS Employee of the Year: Asst. EMS Supervisor David VanInwagen
• Carrboro Fire Fighter of the Year: Relief Driver Clarence W. Potter, Jr.
• Town and Gown Award: Judith Cone, UNC-Chapel Hill
• Citizen of the Year: Meg McGurk, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
• Jim Gibson Volunteer of the Year: Michael Wood, Community Empowerment Fund
• Irene Briggaman Lifetime Achievement Award: Theresa Keller-Albin, St. Thomas More
The 2013 Salute to Community Heroes is presented by AT&T and sponsored by State Farm (Pam Herndon), The Word Factory, Glee and Bliss Photography, the UPS Store (Fordham Boulevard and Meadowmont), and the 2013 Chamber Master Sponsors.