Covington Public Safety Director Stacey Cotton received the 2012 E.G. Lassiter Rotarian of the Year Award from the Rotary Club of Covington.
Outgoing Club President Brook Collins presented the award at their weekly meeting in Covington.
"Stacey exemplifies Rotary's belief in service above self," said Collins.
Cotton's acts of service in 2012 include organizing the Newton County High School Football championship trophy and Covington's Top Ten Banquet honoring high school seniors. In addition, Cotton brought many interesting and informative programs to the club. For 2012, Cotton has taken on another important project, the Rotary Empty Stocking Fund.
In attendance were Cotton's wife Lana, son Kyle, father the Honorable Stacey W. Cotton (retired) and mother Suzanne. Also on hand for the presentation was current Rotary President Wayne Pugh.