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Leslie Sipp named Banks 2020 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Leslie Sipp. Photo: City of Banks

The city of Banks announced that long-time Banks resident, citizen, and community activist, Leslee Sipp, is the winner of the Banks 2020 Citizen of the Year award.

Banks began honoring outstanding citizens in 2012 who show excellence in volunteer community service and who stand out as a citizen who puts the needs and well-being of Banks' 2,070 residents, families, and children in need of assistance, especially those who find themselves at risk of falling through the cracks of modern society's social safety nets.

“Being given this honor came as a very big surprise for me,” Sipp said. “I honestly thought that (Banks resident, volunteer community activist, and friend of Sipp’s now for 35 years) Dalice Sawyer was going to get the award. I mean, every time I or someone else . . .

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