Michael Rhoades, founder and President of , in Wentzville, was named Wentzville Citizen of the Year for 2012. Rhoades was recognized at the Jan. 16 Wentzville Board of Aldermen meeting and was presented with a placque by Mayor Nick Guccione and Board President Rick Stokes.
Rhoades has studied and taught martial arts for twenty-five years. Rhoades' martial arts school recently moved across West Pearce Boulevard to a new, larger location.
The text of the Citizen of the Year proclamation reads:
Whereas Michael Rhoades has been in business in the City of Wentzville for over 15 years, and
Whereas Michael Rhoades has had a positive influence of the City of Wentzville, adults and chldren, and
Whereas Michael Rhoades relocated his business in the Downtown area to help beautify and improve the area, and
Whereas Michael Rhoades has continuing dedication to his studens and the City.
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, I do hereby deem it an honor and pleasure to Michael Rhoades, Wentzville Citizen of the Year 2012.