Cobb Police Precinct 4 Major Jerry Quan has been named the East Cobb Citizen of the Year for 2016.

Quan was honored last Thursday by the East Cobb Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the award.

He grew up in Cobb County and attended Kennesaw State University before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. After his military service, he was hired by the Cobb County Police Department in 1989. Prior to being named to command Precinct 4, he worked with the police department’s narcotics and organized crime divisions, and he was the Precinct 1 commander in North Cobb.

Citizen of the Year Awards are given to honor an individual whose impact through the years will be recognized and regarded with pride throughout the area as a role model. These outstanding citizens are chosen for their definable, exceptional deeds, with which he or she has made their community a better place to live. Awards are given to deserving individuals based on local area nominations.

As Cobb District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott (pictured above with Quan) said: “Precinct 4 and all of East Cobb are so proud and thankful for everything he does for our community.  No one is more deserving.”