2018 Citizen of the Year
Andrew Banyai is the executive director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society.
Since taking the role in 2018, his team has reduced the initial response time for those seeking help from between six and 10 weeks to just 72 hours. Working with United Way, they help struggling clients with food, clothing and shelter.

An experienced trial lawyer, Andrew provides free legal consultations in the Lee County Clerk of Court’s Self Help Center. He also is active on the board of After the Rain, a Lee County organization providing transitional housing for women recovering from addiction, homelessness and domestic violence.