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Lori Prevatt
Levy County Schools Superintendent Jeffery Edison, center, was selected as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year at the 35th Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet Saturday, April 21 at the Haven Community Building. In the photo are school board employees Marla Hiers, left, Kim Lake, Laura Klock, Edison, Bruce Greenlee and Candy Dean.
Edison is Citizen of the Year

By Lori Prevatt, Citizen Correspondent

Levy County Schools Superintendent Jeffery Edison was named the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Saturday evening April 21, in the Haven Community Building.

Chamber President and master of ceremonies Bennitt Patterson called Chamber Director Denny George to stage to announce the selection.

George said the winner liked to cook for different events; was an active member of First Baptist Church and many ways the winner served others before identifying Edison, who spoke after receiving his plaque.

Edison said he is originally from Romeo, but grew up in Dunellon.

“I was a teacher for 11 years. I got my degree in Educational Leadership. I was looking for a job. I got saved when I got a call from Chiefland Middle School and here I am. I feel it is God’s will I am here. I am thankful and humbled by this. I am thankful to live here in Levy County and have friends like you,” Edison said.

Patterson commented that his brother is a longtime friend of Edison. He said, “You know this guy always does the right thing.”