The 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year Award was given to attorney Michael R. Carr, who has served years in the community in a variety of facets from the time he was in the Boy Scouts. Photo: Savannah Mehrtens/Staff Photo / Savannah Mehrtens/Staff Photo

The 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year Award was given to attorney Michael R. Carr, who has served years in the community in a variety of facets from the time he was in the Boy Scouts. He said that receiving the award was an honor and made him feel like he has accomplished a piece of his goal of helping to make his community a better place.

“One of the things I’ve always wanted to see at the end [is] that you make a difference,” Carr said. “You make things better. When you get through, things are better than when you came… that means that you don’t just spend the time on yourself and money. You try to do it to make sure that other people come along with need it also, help develop the area, people enjoy this area much better.”