Congratulations to Nicole Ortegon, Outreach Director, for being named the 2018 Citizen of the Year through the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce. CASA staff and Board members were in attendance at the 2019 Kingsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet to support Nicole as she served as Master of Ceremony for the event. What Nicole didn't know was that the Chamber had reached out to staff in advance to notify them of her accomplishment. "I had no idea what was going on," said Nicole, " all I knew is that it was rather odd that my mother had shown up just to watch me MC."
Former Citizens of the Year, Stefanie Perryman and Rebecca Sanchez came up on stage to present the award to the new recipient. They spoke of Nicole's community service roles including her position as Treasurer for the Kingsville Crime Stoppers group, her involvement in the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and her work with Brush Country CASA.
All in all it was a fantastic evening. Brush Country CASA is so proud of Nicole and all of her accomplishments.. Keep up the great work!