First Hub City Hero for 2023 named by city

JACKSON, Tenn. — The first Hub City Hero of 2023 has been named!

Photo courtesy: The City of Jackson

Tuesday, the City of Jackson announced Dianne Sherrod as the Hub City Hero for January.

The city says that Sherrod works at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service’s Lifeline Peer Project, helping educate the community on overdoses and addiction.

“We try to educate and train people on how to prevent an overdose or reverse and overdose,” said Sherrod. “We also provide though our faith-based initiative program, training that helps people understand what trauma is.”

“Heroes often step in and run to the fight in order to help and make a positive impact for the community they serve,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “Dianne is among that group heroes. She gives her time in order to help those who are looking for a way out of drug abuse and addiction. She is a great example.”

According to the city, the nominator of Sherrod described her as “an advocate for those in active addiction in our community,” and that she, “works endlessly to support those in active addiction.”

Her nominator added that she is a “light and a source of hope for so many in Jackson.”

After a year of winners have been selected by the city, one person will be awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice.

To learn more, click here.

To nominate a Hub City Hero, click here.

The 2022 Hub City Heroes were honored together earlier this month. You can see the heroes among you for 2022 and 2021 here.

For more news in the Jackson area, click here.

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