SPIRIT OF MCKINNEY
2020 Spirit of McKinney Awards Emcee- Scott Elliott
Scott Elliott began serving on the McKinney City Council representing District 3 in June of 2017. Prior to City Council, Scott served for four years on the board of the McKinney Community Development Corporation, the last two years as Chair. Scott is also a graduate of the 2012 class of Leadership McKinney, and moved to McKinney from Norman, Oklahoma in 2009.
Scott originally began his IT career as a programmer/analyst, and served over 20 years in various leadership roles. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Community Lifeline Center. CLC Helps folks in temporary crisis through its food pantry operations, and rent and utilities assistance. CLC will be partnering with a number of local organizations to begin a summer food program called Sack Summer Hunger in May of 2020. SSH will focus on providing meals throughout the summer for children who are able to access meals at school during the school year, but are food insecure during the summer months. Scott is also a partner in Metroplex Healthy Vending. Scott and Linda have been married for 36 years, have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and three grandsons. His grandparent call sign is ‘Poppo’.
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2019 Award Winners
Kim Hoffman – Volunteer of the Year Award: Presented to one adult who exemplifies the true spirit of Volunteerism through volunteering with numerous organizations in or around McKinney and demonstrates a passion for identifying and meeting this community’s needs.
Ada Simmons- 3e United
Pete & Nancy Huff Community Service Award: Presented to a person(s) who demonstrates a long-standing commitment to this community through volunteerism, board service and/or leadership of local organizations or groups.
Brian Hazelwood- Community Activist
The Heart Award: Presented to an individual or group who has provided significant volunteer service to one agency or organization and has made a significant impact on the agency and/or clients they serve.
Leonard Gonzales- Holy Family School
Nonprofit Leadership Award: Presented to a paid staff member within a McKinney-area nonprofit organization, who demonstrates leadership, commitment and vision within their organization and/or in collaboration with other organizations for the common good.
Kim Hughes- Grace to Change
Volunteer Group Award: Presented to a group of volunteers who have joined together in service to others as they contribute to a local nonprofit, cause or organization.
Wheels for Tonya- Jason Hernandez, Jennifer Odom, Patrick Cloutier, Beth Hensley
“Spirit of McKinney” Business Service Award: Presented to a McKinney area business for their demonstration of community support through volunteerism and/or financial support of local nonprofits including employee engagement programs and sponsorships of community events.
Columbus Realty Partners
Inspired to Serve Award: Presented to a public or private school, home school group or other group that endeavors to teach and demonstrate serving others to its students through curriculum, programs and community service initiatives.
Kina Vinson- McKinney High School Explorers
Youth Volunteer Award: Presented to a volunteer under the age of 21 (or a group of volunteers under the age of 21), who have demonstrated leadership and/or a commitment to serving others within the McKinney area.
Cambria Dyess- St. Andrew’s/The Bless Mobile