The local chapter of the NAACP hosted a meet and greet event at the Oveal Williams Senior Center Wednesday evening, allowing local citizens to meet city leaders and discuss current events.

NAACP honored Corpus Christi Caller-Times executives Libby Averyt and Tim Archuleta and Corpus Christi Port Commissioner Barbara Canales for all that they have done in the Coastal Bend.

"They could have taken all of that talent and resources to other cities -- Chicago, New York, Boston, San Antonio -- and they decided to stay here and come here, and for that, we want to say thank you," NAACP President Terry Mills said.