The Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented each year to an outstanding individual (or couple) who has given of his or her time and talents in making Matthews a better community through community service. The award is given in memory of Nancy Glenn who passed away in December 2006. Nancy was a hardworking dedicated individual who was known for her love of the Matthews community. She had served on the Matthews Human Services Council and worked with many other civic groups. She owned the Matthews News and Record for a number of years and had worked as Executive Director of the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. The first Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award was presented to her family in 2007-2008.
This year's Nancy Glenn Community Servant Award is presented to Tina Whitley.
Tina’s smile is like a beam of light as she shares her time and talents for Matthews. Matthews was her passion for 13 years as Executive Director of the Matthews Chamber and continues that passion today as she pursues her new career with the Allen Tate Co. With the many exemplary skills Tina possess she could have gone anywhere to sell real estate. In fact, some of the other locations offered an opportunity to sell multi-million dollar homes but Tina choose her passion, Tina choose Matthews.
Her many accomplishments:
Matthews Chamber Executive Director for over 13 years
Board of Directors for the Matthews Chamber for over 6 years 1991-1997, Served as Secretary on the Executive Board and Chair of Events
Chair of ArtFest of Matthews since 1993–2016
Served as an Elder in the Matthews Presbyterian Church 1992-2000
The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority Board of Directors and Visit Charlotte – 3 yrs, Served on the Economic Committee
The Levine Senior Center – when it was built in 1997 for 4 years and 2014-2017, Served as Secretary
The Matthews Visitors Advisory Council – 1992-1999
The Postal Advisory Council of Matthews 1993-1997
The Matthews Historical Foundation Board of Directors 3 years
The Town of Matthews Economic Development Advisory Committee – 4 years
The Red Brick Partnership Board of Directors - 3 years, Organized the craft tents each month and special events
Matthews Human Services Council – 1992–1996, 2013–2017, Served as Vice President
Helped build Habitat for Humanity Homes in Matthews
Rotary Club of Matthews receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award
Kiwanis Club of Charlotte – currently organizing the Terrific Kids Program
Nominees will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Eligibility: resident of Matthews or surrounding area
Nominations accepted beginning April 1. Deadline April 30.
Mail completed form to:
Matthews Human Services Council
P.O. Box 2953
Matthews, NC 28106
Email completed form to email@example.com
More information regarding nominating criteria and submission details may be obtained here. Print nomination form.
Please click on photo to view details about the community service contributions made by each Nancy Glenn Award Recipient.