We are still buzzing off the good energy that came from our Santee Heroes Celebration at the end of April. Carlton Oaks Golf hosted a beautiful evening of Santee Service Organizations, Local Educators, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, Community Leaders, and Elected Officials to receive recognition for their personal and group impact in our region and honor their contributions over the past year.
It was a huge pleasure to honor our past Board Director, Jim Peasley, as his family accepted a special award presented by Senator Brian Jones. I was able to announce the retirement of a good friend, great chamber member and outstanding community member, Dustin Trotter of TDT Construction who was also the title sponsor of the event. He came up to the podium to help me announce our most prestigious honor, our Person of the Year award, which went to the most deserving individual and local resident, Charlie Plavi, sometimes simply referred to as “Mr. Volunteer”.