Omega Psi Phi names Flaggs ‘Citizen of the Year’

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. was honored Monday by the Omega Psi Phi fraternity as its Citizen of the Year.

Members of the fraternity presented Flaggs with a plaque at Monday’s meeting of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Christopher Barnett, Mississippi State representative for the fraternity, said the award is part of an annual achievement week held by the fraternity to honor members and community leaders for their work.

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He said the citizen of the year is selected from nominations for unique contributions to the community. The nominations include people who are recognized locally, regionally and internationally for their outstanding contributions to mankind.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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