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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Mayor awards second ‘Citizen of the Month’ to local bank president

The Mayor of Ocala awarded his second “Citizen of the Month” award to a local bank president who has made it her mission to help others from behind the scenes.

Angela “Angie” Peters won the second Citizens Recognition Award during the Ocala City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Angie Peters accepts citizen of the month award from Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano on June 18, 2024.
Angie Peters accepts the Citizen of the Month award from Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano on June 18, 2024. (Photo: City of Ocala)

Peters, who is the president of Mainstreet Community Bank in downtown Ocala, received the award amidst roars of applause from several loved ones in attendance.

“We created this award to recognize people who serve the community,” said Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano. “And when you think about service in the community, you definitely think about Angie Peters.”

Peters, who is married to pilot Michael Peters, was modest in her acceptance, suggesting she is not one for the spotlight and prefers to work behind the scenes.

“I don’t like this stuff, I don’t like being in the front. I like being in the back, so this is very difficult for me,” said Peters, who thanked all of those in attendance to cheer her on.

From helping the local homeless and less fortunate, to hosting networking events and speaking positive words of inspiration to others, Peters tirelessly uses her platform at the helm of a local business to serve this city and its residents.

“You have the ultimate servant’s heart, and what you do is unbelievable,” said Marciano. We are excited to recognize you as the citizen of the month.”

Peters also received a $100 gift card to Cody’s Roadhouse as part of the award.

In May, the first Citizen of the Month award was given to Grace Daley, a former professional basketball player who founded a nonprofit that helps local children in foster care.

Grace Daley accepts the first Citizen Recognition Award from Mayor Ben Marciano during Tuesday night's meeting of the Ocala City Council.
Grace Daley was awarded the first Citizen Recognition Award from Mayor Ben Marciano in May 2024. (Photo: City of Ocala)

To nominate a citizen to receive the Citizen Recognition Award, or to read the full criteria, visit the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Award webpage.