Bryant City Council Member Jerry Henson (Ward 2, Position 2) received the Charles Broadway Community Excellence Award during the December 19th meeting of the Bryant City Council. He is the third recipient of the award.
Former State Senator Shane Broadway (son of Charles Broadway), Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs and fellow Bryant City Council members presented the award to Henson, a 25-year resident of the city.
Henson, who is serving his second term on the Bryant City Council, has been a dedicated volunteer for his church, the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Collegeville Elementary School.
Broadway said his wife, Debbie, and mother, Bertha, and he are honored to present the Broadway Award to Henson. “We would like to thank Jerry for all he does for our community,” he said. “We love you and your family, and are grateful for your service.”
The award proclamation stated that Henson, the former owner-operator of Henson’s Southern Traditions, ran for office on a platform of “peace, kindness and making a positive difference as a member of Bryant’s elected officials leadership team.”
Rob Roedel, fellow City Councilman stated, “I have had the honor of serving with Jerry for only three years, but I can honestly say he is a passionate public servant that truly wants to help his friends and neighbors. Bryant is a better place because of him.”
According to members of the Bryant City Council, Henson is a man of his word and a dedicated public servant that has and continues to overcome physical issues to serve his fellow man.
Upon completion of the award ceremony, Henson stated, “Thank you, now let’s get to work.”