2016 Heart of the City Award Honoree J.T. Reynolds
Community volunteer J.T. Reynolds was named the City of Henderson’s 2016 Heart of the City Award honoree during a ceremony kicking off the city’s annual Color Me Kind 5K on Nov. 19. The award was presented by Councilwoman Debra March.
The Heart of the City Award is presented annually to an individual who has performed exceptional acts of kindness or has demonstrated distinctive service. It is administered by the city’s Be Kind Committee, which promotes the benefits associated with incorporating acts of kindness into the mindset and way of life for the people who live, learn, work and play in the City of Henderson.
Reynolds, who retired from the National Park Service after nearly 40 years of service, now works as a substitute teacher at Inspirada’s Pinecrest Academy. He and his wife are active volunteer members of Friends of Sloan Canyon, and Reynolds dedicates much of his time volunteering with middle school students as part of the After School All-Stars outdoor education program. The program uses Sloan Canyon as an outdoor classroom and teaches young people about the importance of preserving the nation’s cultural and natural resources.
Pictured below: J.T. Reynolds with Councilwoman Debra March
2017 Heart of the City Nominations
The Heart of the City Award is designed to recognize individuals who have performed exceptional acts of kindness that have enriched the lives of our community. The award is presented annually to a citizen or city employee who has demonstrated distinctive service or acts of kindness to another individual, which may be described as one or more of the following:
- Improvement of academic performance
- Enrichment opportunities, character building and/or mentoring
- Recognition of others
- Possessing exceptional qualities that set this person apart
- An action or behavior that raised the morale of others
- Sincere cooperation, positive attitude and exceptional willingness to assist others
City of Henderson residents and employees who have gone above and beyond in promoting and living the kindness message (such as, but not limited to, coaches, teachers, students, and community leaders) are eligible for nomination.
Nominations for the 2017 Heart of the City Award are accepted through October 1, 2017. Download the Heart of the City Award fillable nomination form.
Heart of the City Recipients
2016 J. T. Reynolds
2015 Drew Stevens