Citizen of the Year: MJS


I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Mary Jane Skinner for many years. She has always been high energy, extremely friendly, and one of the kindest people to bless our city.

I found this photo of Mrs. Skinner (left) and me together. I’m sharing hoping some of her epic personality can be attributed to me by osmosis! Ha! (She really is the best!)

Mrs. Skinner is quick to laugh, quick to help, and quick to embrace those in need – whether it’s helping children or senior citizens! We couldn’t begin to estimate the volunteer hours she has dedicated to the people of LaVergne. I get to serve directly with her on the Parks & Recreation Committee and what I love about her is she questions when something seems sideways but also wholly supports great ideas.

Mrs. Skinner, we love you and appreciate everything you do for LaVergne! Congratulations on an honor that is much deserved!

From the city:

Mary Jane Skinner has been named the 2019 Citizen of the Year by Mayor Jason Cole. Ms. Skinner has lived in the City of La Vergne for more than 30 years and in that time has made an enormous impact on the community. Over the years Ms. Skinner has participated in the Rescue Squad, assisted with the local Boy Scouts troops, and volunteered at many city events as well as the Senior Center. She currently serves on several committees and boards including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and the Stormwater Appeals and Advisory Board.

The City of La Vergne has decided to honor one citizen every year who has contributed to the city in a special way, improved the community, demonstrated outstanding leadership and who has served as a role model for the La Vergne Community.

Mayor Cole said, “Ms. Skinner is a shining example of a lifetime of community service to the city of La Vergne, its people and the community as a whole. When looking for someone to step up in the community, you will find Ms. Skinner there every time, ready to help.”

Ms. Skinner was honored by Mayor Cole at the June Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting with a certificate as well as the key to the city.

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6 comments for “Citizen of the Year: MJS

  1. Polly Smith
    June 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations!!
    Your are such an inspiration to many.
    Many years ago, you helped mold me into the person that I am today.
    Sending love and special wishes.
    Polly

  2. Margaret malone
    June 9, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I have called this lady my sister my friend for as many years as I have lived in this town (1974) you cannot find a better person I love her.

  3. Edna. J Hudson
    June 9, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations Mary Jane so glad your my friend you are the best and deserve everything possible for service to God and country love you

  4. Terri Gossage
    June 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Awesome. Mary Jane is the best! Our family just loves her! Congratulations

  5. June Parker
    June 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Mary Jane is well deserving of this award. I’m proud to have known her for so many years. She was our neighbor on Vaughnwood Drive when it was still Stones River Road. She and our boys weren’t always so friendly because they had a dirt bike and tore up the place across from her. She fussed but the boys always ignored her. Finally she came to us to fuss on them and found out they had “finally” moved out and couldn’t be the culprits anymore. I think that made her happy. Love you Mary Jane. PS Al Parker loves you too.

  6. Tina Skinner
    June 11, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations Ms.Skinner. What an honor for such a well deserving lady. Have known you and your son Jamie since he and i were in grade school. You have a special way about making folks feel good.

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