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Emmons is Elgins Citizens of the Year
Town councilwoman cited for contributions to community, schools
Elgin Town Councilwoman Melissa Emmons -- the 2014 Elgin Citizen of the Year -- stands in front of the town seal at Elgin Town Hall. A reception honoring Emmons will take place Dec. 3 following a special Elgin Town Council meeting. - photo by Tenell Felder
Elgin Town Councilmember Melissa Emmons is Elgin’s 2014 Citizen of the Year. Residents nominated her for exemplifying extraordinary service and dedication to the community during the year. “I was speechless, I really honestly did not expect it,” Emmons said of learning she received the honor, adding she prefers to work in the background.