2019 Florence First Citizen Award: Dr. Brian Holmes
"For over 20 years, Brian has been a leader, collaborator, & supporter of Florence and surrounding community. He has donated thousands of hours and financial support to helping the youth and disadvantaged populations on the Oregon Coast and communities worldwide through his dental practice."
The 2019 Florence First Citizen Award was presented to Dr. Brian Holmes on February 15, 2020. The award was presented by Dee Osborne, the previous year's winner. Of the nominees she said, "This year’s nominees count for thousands of hours of community service and giving. Their stories are all inspirational. From their dedication to youth in our area to volunteering their time to fight fires and to provide medical care to the most vulnerable, the positive impact that they have made in Florence and beyond is a blessing and true showcase of their character and huge hearts. We honor each of them tonight with our thanks.”
At the time of the event, Dr. Holmes was on a service mission to provide dental care to communities in the island nation of Grenada. Dr. Linton accepted the award on his behalf.