Brad Williams chosen for St. Elmo award for his contributions to St.Elmo

A St. Elmo resident who has worked at keeping the Fayette County Courthouse clean for more than two decades was recognized on Monday for helping to keep his community clean.

Brad Williams received the Citizen of the Year Award from Mayor Jayson Porter on Monday evening as St. Elmo’s three-day Labor Day Celebration came to a close.

Williams was one of four nominees for the award, which is sponsored by the St. Elmo Business Association.

The nomination letter for Williams stated, “He always has a smile on his face and wouldn’t let a cloudy day change that.

“You can always see Brad lending a hand in some way or another,” the letter states.

Every day after work, the letter states, Williams can be seen walking in the community.

“All along the way, he will be picking up trash and emptying trash cans,” the letter states, adding that Williams always supports local businesses.

“When we come into some heavy rains, you can find Brad helping our city employees by cleaning the (stormwater) drains, so Main Street won’t get flooded.

‘And he always keeps his yard clean, mowed and spotless,” the nomination letter states.

The person nominating Williams for the award also noted his personality.

“Brad doesn’t know a stranger,” the letter states. When people speak to him, “He always responds with, ‘Hi, good buddy. How are you doing?’

“Why wouldn’t you want someone like Brad Williams to be recognized as our citizen of the year? Everyone needs a community leader like Brad,” the nomination letter states.

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