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Chamber names Jones Citizen of the Year

Jalinna Jones and daughter Aislinn at the Commerce Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

COMMERE - Jalinna Jones is the 2011 Commerce Citizen of the Year. She was recognized during the culmination of Thursday night’s 103rd Annual Awards Banquet, presented by the Chamber of Commerce.

A seasoned public relations and marketing communications professional, Jones currently serves on numerous boards including the Commerce Public Library, the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum and Rotary Club President. Jones took little time to become involved in the community upon moving to Commerce in 2009. 

She is the wife of A&M-Commerce President Dan Jones. The two have a daughter, Aislinn.

Other award winners from Thursday night:

Public Safety Officer of the Year Presented by Lions Club – Chief Donna Spinato (UPD) and Chief Kerry Crews (CPD)

Fire Fighter of the Year Presented by Aglaia Club – Commerce Volunteer Fire Department

Agriculturalist of the Year – Commerce Community Garden

Golden Service Award – Gene Casselberry

Distinguished Community Service – Carolyn Trezevant

Community Partnership – Keep Commerce Beautiful

Employee of the Year - Betty Brown

Outstanding Youth Community Service - Amanda Hill

Distinguished Healthcare Worker – Tammy Bader