The former vice chairman of Sinclair Oil Corp. and president of Little American Hotel Co., Kenneth Y. Knight, will receive A Giant in Our City award from the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 12, at Little America Hotel and Towers.

A reception honoring Knight will begin at 6 p.m. in the hotel's Grand Ballroom foyer followed by a dinner at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.A Giant in Our City award was established in 1969 by the Salt Lake Chamber's board of governors. The award was created to honor exceptional and distinguished public service or extraordinary professional achievement that reflects great credit on the recipient and the community. It is the chamber's highest honor.

Knight is currently chairman of the Salt Palace Advisory Board and chairman of the Urban Central Region of IHC.