“Nothing I’ve ever done has been alone”

Jason Kerr/Daily Herald Sheryl Kimbley, pictured, was officially recognized as Prince Albert’s 59th Citizen of the Year in a ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 4.

For Sheryl Kimbley, Saturday’s Citizen of the Year banquet was like watching her life flash before her eyes.

Kimbley, a long-time community organizer and fundraiser, was officially named the 2016 Prince Albert Citizen of the Year on Saturday.

It was a humbling moment for her, and one she was eager to share with her friends, family, mentors and co-workers.

“Nothing I’ve ever done has been alone, and I would have been ashamed of myself if I didn’t mention them,” Kimbley said in an interview afterwards. “Truly everything I’ve done has been with their support or their standing beside me.”

Walking into the Prince Albert Inn for Saturday’s ceremony was a little overwhelming at times for Kimbley, who took every opportunity to credit the people around her for her success. Having so many of those people in attendance made it an emotional moment.

“There’s actually a point in time where you’re going through your life and saying, wow, look at all the great people I’ve met and have helped me get to where I am today,” she said.

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