Odessa Chamber celebrates its Citizen of the Year

ODESSA -- The Odessa community is celebrating its 2018 Citizen of the Year.

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce honored Kirk Edwards as its 2018 Citizen of the Year at the Odessa County Club on Thursday.

Edwards is the president and CEO of Latigo Petroleum and works to improve the Odessa community through civic service.

He was instrumental in bringing Division II football to UT Permian Basin, and creating the Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza.

“It’s a very nice honor when your community tells you that you’ve done something good for them,” Edwards said. “A lot of us work hard for this community to make it better and to be recognized for that is really a neat day.”

Edwards has received several other honors, including most recently being appointed to the University Lands Board in 2018 by the regents of the University of Texas System.