Portsmouth Service League


First Citizen of Portsmouth

For eighty-seven years, the citizens of Portsmouth have honored an individual for his or her contributions to the Portsmouth community by naming that individual Portsmouth’s First Citizen. A Portsmouth First Citizen is an individual who embodies the spirit of citizenship through his or her service to the community for the sole purpose of and in the spirit of giving.  This spirit is evidenced by an individual’s civic, charitable, and religious contributions to fellow citizens, the Portsmouth and Hampton Roads communities, the state and country without remuneration and over and above the pursuit of one’s chosen vocation.

On April 25, 2019, we will be honoring Mrs. Judy Boyce Perry as the 2018 Portsmouth First Citizen.

Click for more information on this year’s honoree.

To find a full listing of past Portsmouth First Citizen recipients, please click here.

A full calendar of PSL events, including all meetings can be found here.