Monica Saine has been named 2018 Citizen of the Year by Morrison Ruritan.
“I am surprised, honored, and humbled by being selected as Morrison’s Citizen of the Year,” said Saine. “Knowing this community appreciates my services has me more motivated than I’ve ever been before. I am just getting started with programs and facilities. The best has yet to come.”
The Citizen of the Year banquet will be held May 5 at 6 p.m. Reservations can be made until May 1.
Saine was born in Nacogoloches, Texas and moved to Tennessee at the age of 3. She graduated from Coffee County Central High in 1997, and attended North Carolina State University from 1997-2001.
Saine played professional women’s basketball in Las Palmas, Spain in 2002. She worked for Manchester Parks and Recreation for 13 years, beginning in 2003 as its athletic director, activities coordinator, and assistant director.
Today, Saine owns the old Morrison School and has transformed it into a recreation facility called The Spot.
Members of Morrison Ruritan are not eligible for the award, but a Ruritan of the Year will be named and will receive the Arry Youngblood Memorial Award on the same night as Citizen of the Year. The selection will be made by a secret ballot of club members, and the identity of the recipient will not be revealed until the banquet.
Banquet reservations can be made by calling Mike Holland at 939-2540.