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60th Annual Citizen of the Year, Patti Griffith of First National Bank, is a loyal asset to the Howell community

At the 60th Annual Dinner and Citizen of the Year Presentation, Patti Griffith from First National Bank was named as 2016 Citizen of the Year. Patti’s loyal and genuine dedication to the Howell Community shone in the presentation given by Brian Jonckheere, the 2015 Citizen of the Year. The entertaining and comical presentation was well-received by all as the Griffith family joined Patti in the celebration at the end of the night.


Patti Griffith’s long list of community involvement includes:

Lifelong resident of Howell

32 years employed at First National Bank (the most seniority of any current staff member at First National Bank)

Howell Rotarian and Past President
Started and coordinates Howell melon ice cream sales, involves youth from scouting and interact clubs
Scholarship and legacy programs
Committee Chair for Troop 362
Fowlerville and Howell Interact Clubs – Instrumental in starting the Howell chapter
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Lunch Buddies Program –  helped restart program after it had faltered
Reaching Higher Mentor – Teaches life skills to our young people
United Way – Day of Caring and Tour de Livingston
Howell Area Chamber of Commerce
Walk for Warmth
Salvation Army
Fowlerville Band Boosters – Treasurer and spearheaded their uniform acquisition fundraising
100 Women Who Care
St George Special Ministries – Our Citizen has an especially strong interest in special needs for adults
Leadership Livingston currently completing the program


It is an honor to have Patti Griffith as one of the Citizens of Year, presented by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Citizens of the Year committee. Each fall, the Citizens of the Year gather and consider all nominations, with their criteria being:

“The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year is presented annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in the Howell area over a period of years. Nominees should be persons of high character who have excelled in the area of community improvement, charitable endeavors, volunteer involvement, community leadership, government service, nonprofit work or innovation.”


The 60th Annual Dinner was sponsored by St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and PNC.



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