Cheryl Mitchell was described by the mayor in Ridgeland, Miss., as a “tireless community leader” while being recognized with the city’s highest honor. Mitchell, a senior marketing consultant pictured with Mayor Gene McGee, recently received the prestigious City Maker Award from the Chamber of Commerce in Ridgeland.
“It’s awesome to be recognized, but I don’t do it for awards,” Mitchell said. “It’s my passion to be out in the community volunteering. I love Ridgeland and I love helping people. It’s something that’s a part of me.” Mitchell, who has been with CNP for 16 years, has dedicated her time to a number of causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and JDRF. She also volunteers at a number of annual local events and serves each week in the music ministry at her church.
“Cheryl is probably one of the most giving people I know,” said Tina Lakey, district director. “She does everything - if there’s a walk, she’s going to be leading that walk. If I could think of a word to describe Cheryl, it would be ‘servant.’ She definitely shows that to me every day.”