RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Four people from Charlottesville are among this year’s Hometown Heroes.

The Allen and Allen law firm announced this year’s honorees on Thursday.

This is the 13th year for the program that celebrates local acts of heroism in Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg.

“While the world looks a bit different each year, one thing remains constant, and that’s the fact that incredible people continue to inspire others and do important work in our communities – truly heroes among us,” said Edward Allen, the president of Allen and Allen. “Each year at the Allen Law Firm, we look forward to connecting with and spotlighting local heroes who, like us, are committed to carrying out their work in service to others.”

This year’s Hometown Heroes are:

  • Kimberley Fontaine – Charlottesville
  • JoAnne McTague – Charlottesville
  • Rhonda Oliver – Charlottesville
  • Sarah Steely – Charlottesville
  • Tim Sutton – Mechanicsville
  • Kim Maxey – Midlothian
  • Donald Barrow – Petersburg
  • Maria Beal – Richmond
  • Brian Bell – Richmond
  • Tamara Elmore – Richmond
  • Wade Kennedy – Richmond
  • Caroline Neal – Richmond
  • Melissa Morgan – Chesterfield
  • Chris Snyder – Chesterfield
  • Eric Barnes – Fredericksburg
  • Madlin Edmonds – Fredericksburg
  • Ann Kloeckner – Fredericksburg
  • Phyllis Mills – Fredericksburg
  • Roger Reynolds –  Fredericksburg
  • Himani Daanya Saraff – Stafford

The law firm will be hosting events to publicly recognize these individuals in their communities. The Charlottesville event will take place on July 15.

Since 2010, more than 500 people have been named Hometown Heroes.

For more information on the program, click here.