Photo courtesy Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

As the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce dinner and awards banquet was underway at Canterwood Country Club Dec. 11, Hugh McMillan was there with his camera at the ready. One by one people were introduced and received awards for various accomplishments, and McMillan’s flash was busy.

And finally Derek Kilmer was introduced as the person who would hand out the Citizen of the Year award, and as he listed off the many contributions of the recipient McMillan’s face began to show his surprise.

McMillan volunteers in many ways for both the Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor communities, and his dedication to young people and their education in both communities is just one of many reasons the chamber chose him as the Citizen of the Year.

“I hope I can live up to the award,” he said after the event.

He is pictured here with Kilmer and Blythe Price, office manager for the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

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