Previous Richmonders of the Year 

The Young Black Male

(2003)

Searching for hope



John W. Bates III

(2002)

Real-estate attorney, downtown deal-maker



Gilbert M. Rosenthal

(2001)

Philanthropist



James W. Dunn

(2000)

Executive director, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce



Jerry A. Oliver

(1999)

Richmond police chief



Eugene P. Trani

(1998)

President, Virginia Commonwealth University



Harold M. Marsh Sr.

(1997)*

Attorney and substitute judge



Paul DiPasquale and Tom Chewning

(1996)

Artist, fund-raiser, Arthur Ashe monument



MCV Hospitals

(1995)



James and Robert Ukrop

(1994)

Grocery magnates and community leaders



Nina Abady

(1993)*

Director, Downtown Presents



Arthur Ashe

(1992)

Humanitarian and tennis great



Marty Tapscott

(1991)

Former chief of police



Mary Tyler Cheek McClenahan

(1990)

Civic leader



Gov. L. Douglas Wilder

(1989, 1985)

Former governor and lieutenant governor



Barbara Grey

(1988)

Fox School principal



Richmond Bureau of Police (1987)



Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr. (1986)

U.S. District judge



* awarded posthumously

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