Sturgis Citizens of the year named

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Sturgis “Citizens of the Year” for 2022: Cathi Garn-Abbs and Mike Stiles.

Garn-Abbs is best-known as executive director of Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce, a role she began in 2000. She also worked at Kirsch for many years prior to that. According to one nominating letter, she was, and still is, “the face of Sturgis,” pertaining to her roles and her circle of influence within the community.

Stiles is a native of Sturgis and an alumnus of Sturgis High School.  Stiles currently serves as second vice president for St. Joseph County United Way and is involved in numerous community organizations.

They will be showcased in the Sturgis Days community festival parade later this month.

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