The annual Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a Lee County citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County Government. It serves as a tribute to past and present civic activists who have devoted much of their time and energy to citizen involvement with Lee County Government.
The award was created in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Burton, who died tragically in an automobile accident. A long-time Sanibel resident and government watchdog, Mrs. Burton spent many years serving as a voice of the people to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners as well as playing an active role in Sanibel politics.
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