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Mindy Lyons

Mindy Lyons
April-June 2018

    Mindy Lyons has been chosen as the winner of our Shining Star award for second quarter 2018. And once you hear more about Mindy, you will agree she is a perfect choice for this award. Mindy has been serving with Volunteer Tyler since December 2006. She serves double-duty, at both the Tyler Senior Center and the Tyler City Library. “My mom was a go-getter,” says Mindy, “and I like to emulate her.” At the Senior Center, Mindy helps out with special events like the Friday evening dance. Kay Odom, Recreation Supervisor, says, “Mindy is so wonderful; she is way up there on my list. She has a great outlook on life.”

Mindy enjoys dancing so much she is involved in not one but two dance groups. She travels with the “Flappers” and the “Silver Steppers” to perform at area nursing homes. She says, “I’m the youngest one in the group, and I am almost 70!” Genealogy is Mindy’s second passion. That could be why she spends her afternoons in the Family History room at the Library helping citizens find their roots. When she is not serving the City of Tyler and dancing at nursing homes, Mindy is an author with four books available on Amazon. She spent her career in marketing and public relations. When she retired, Mindy was able to

focus on her real passion— writing. And if that’s not enough service, she also volunteers with her home owners association. Mindy has served on both Pot Luck & Library Committees. She loves giving back. “Just because you get older,” says Mindy, “doesn’t mean you have to stop.” We agree, Mindy. And please don’t stop volunteering for the City of Tyler!

Past Shining Star Recipients
April-June, 2018 Mindy Lyons Tyler Public Library & Senior Center
January-March, 2018 Joann Bright Tyler Public Library
November-December, 2017 Don Bammes Tyler Fire Department
May-June, 2017 William "Bill" Scheibal Tyler Public Library
March-April, 2017 Stanley Cofer Liberty Hall
2016 Volunteer of the Year Marvin Mayer  
November-December, 2016 Marcos Tirado Human Resources & Volunteer Tyler
July-August, 2016 Ricky Polcer Accessible Parking Team
May-June, 2016 Linda Helmlinger Tyler Pounds Airport & Tyler Public Library