Kim Charlesworth’s years of work improving local food systems and the environment were recognized Friday.
Charlesworth was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year at a banquet held in the St. Joseph’s School gym.
Her advocacy efforts have largely focused on food security, and have included one term on Nelson city council and roles with the Nelson Food Cupboard and West Kootenay EcoSociety.
City councillor Valerie Warmington, Nelson Food Cupboard executive director Marya Skrypiczajko and Kootenay and Boundary Food Producers Co-Op volunteer Susan Warren each praised Charlesworth, who is the 54th person to win the award since 1963.
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