Nine Selma residents have been recognized for their dedication to their city and the initiative they took to make Selma a safer place to live.

Tom Bowers, Rosemary Alaniz, Louis Franco, Lisa Franco, Pete Esraelian, Herb Wingfield, Joe Hernandez, Tim Nuanes and Dr. Stanley Y. Louie were presented with the Police Chief's Association Citizen Award during the 18th annual Fresno and Madera counties ceremony on Sept. 19.

"Throughout history, it has been our citizens coming together who make a difference," Selma Police Chief Tom Whiteside said during the ceremony. "We have a group of people here today who did just that."

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