Citizen of The Year The definition of a citizen is: An Inhabitant of a Town or City The Citizen of The Year is someone who contributes greatly to the community and exemplifies the meaning of giving.
By Karen Wages, CEO, Poteau Chamber of Commerce
Ashby Watson Mize exemplifies much more than that.
Ashby Watson Mize exemplifies Faith, Family and Friends and a love for Our City.
She contributes greatly to many organizations just to mention a few
The Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Poteau Main Street, The Boys and Girls Club. Fundraisers for families and individuals, she supports the Poteau Police and Fire Department.
If there is a need or event, she always finds a way to help. She and Steve Watson and Watson Motors always supports schools, sports teams and the teachers in the city and county. Her and the Watson Family have supported the Chamber’s banquets and many events each year. As you can see her and Steve’s help with decorations tonight. She serves as a Vice Chair of the Chamber Board an Executive Finance Member.
We lost count of how many terms she has served on the board, its over 10 years. She serves on the 2020 Banquet Decorating Planning Committee. She chaired the 2019 Balloon Fest and is the current 2020 Chair. The Golf Tournament Committee, The Old Frisco Trail Committee , the 2019 and 2020 Oklahoma Motorcycle Rally Committee and probably some more that she doesn’t know yet. When we come up with a crazy idea or an event the next thing you know she shows up with flags, decorations and help and anything else needed to make our events another huge success.
A post from her Facebook page reads “You never really know the true impact you have on those around you” “You never know how much your kindness turned someone’s entire life around” We at the Poteau Chamber do know how much of an impact her dedication to severing others has on us .
Ashby we do know the huge impact you have on me and the entire chamber. Please join me in saying Thank you and Honoring Ashby Watson Mize Poteau Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of The Year. Ashby we love you and say Thank you. You are a bad Mama Jama