Smithfield Mayor Carter Williams honored with Citizen of the Year dinner

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022

Smithfield’s Rotary and Ruritan clubs recognized Mayor Carter Williams as the town’s 2021 Citizen of the Year with a dinner at The Smithfield Center on April 27.

Since 1970, the two clubs have jointly recognized an outstanding Smithfield citizen. The event also served as a celebration of the award’s 50th anniversary.

The clubs would have celebrated the award’s 50th anniversary in 2020 were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Past recipients of the award include former Smithfield Foods Chairman Joseph W. Luter III, Smithfield Times Publisher Emeritus John B. Edwards and the late Segar “Sig” Cofer Dashiell, author of “Smithfield: A Pictorial History.”

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Williams’ son, Allen — who was in attendance at the dinner — nominated his father for the 2021 award, citing his many years of service on Smithfield’s Town Council.