Jerry Roberts

Impact Award to Roberts

Jerry Roberts, of Jefferson, has been selected as the recipient of the Greene County Community Impact Award.  

The award was established to recognize an individual whose activities have an easily recognized impact on Greene County residents. This is the 10th year the award has been presented.

“Jerry Roberts has been a leader in the county for years, and it is only fitting that he has been selected for this award,” said Tina Toliver, a member of the Impact Award committee. “He has served the children, youth and adults of Greene County for years and it is time to honor him for his tireless efforts and positive approach in so many areas.”

Roberts will be honored June 2 in the Greene County courthouse rotunda with a reception following a short program at 3 p.m.

Roberts has been active in the Jefferson Public Library children’s department, reading to students in grades 2-3, as well as participating in Halloween and Christmas events. He is a past Friend of the Library. 

As an Elk, he has participated in the Hoop Shoot, dictionaries for third graders, judged the sixth-grade essay contest, served at the annual Christmas Dinner, and was a founding member of the Patriots Dinner committee. He also was responsible for writing grants for the moldboard plow in the Thomas Jefferson Gardens, as well as flags for the cemeteries and TVs for the library. 

Roberts wrote and narrated the musical production “Eva” for the Greene County Historical Society.  His other activities include co-hosting Historical Society “chats” at the Greene County Fair.

A past recipient of the Friend of 4-H Award, Roberts also served on the Genesis Development board of directors for six years and was board president in 2017.

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