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Volunteer of the Year award presented to Mary Henry

Congratulations to  the 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Mary Henry.  Henry has been part of the city’s family since 2008, but she is no stranger to volunteerism.  She began in high school, assisting with the March of Dimes.  Later she served the Children’s Miracle Network and Women in Philanthropy.  Her mother often referred to her as a “professional volunteer.”

Last year, our volunteer donated more than 110 hours to the city.  She is enthusiastic about her role and shows great leadership to her colleagues.  Her service helps the city support a number of diverse programs, including cultural arts, education, music, entertainment, public art, sporting activities and other events.  All of these amenities enrich the lives of our residents, youth and visitors.

Hailing from Lexington County, just outside of Columbia, Henry attended the University of South Carolina earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.  Before making Myrtle Beach her permanent home, she lived in Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C. 

In addition to volunteering with the city, our Volunteer of the Year also serves on the South Carolina Council of Aging.  Henry was appointed to the position by former Governor Mark Sanford and has served in this capacity for 12 years.

As you might expect, our Volunteer of the Year is passionate about being a trusted steward of public funds and an active citizen of Myrtle Beach.  Like the rest of our volunteers, she is dedicated, dependable and knowledgeable and practices the “First in Service” philosophy. The City of Myrtle Beach has more than 600 dedicated volunteers who donate their time to the community every day.