Sumner County continues to make great strides in becoming a healthier county, improving overall quality of life for its residents, and making Tennessee a healthier state.
Since 1997, the Sumner County Health Committee has been striving to improve the well-being of our community by addressing the physical, mental, and nutritional concerns that are essential to enhancing all qualities of life while maintaining strong networks within the county. The health committee meets the fourth Tuesday every month and the meetings are always open to the public.
Every year a variety of individuals, businesses, places of worship, and organizations are recognized with the Sumner County Health Committee through an annual ceremony for a Health Leadership Award. The awards are based upon the recipients’ ability to demonstrate outstanding community leadership, willingness to improve the health and quality of life for Sumner County residents, and a passion for helping others. Congratulations to our 2019 Sumner County Health Leadership Award winners!
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tracye Bryant from the Sumner County Recovery Court. She is currently the program director and strives to improve the lives of the residents of Sumner County that are suffering from mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Tracye goes above and beyond holding offenders accountable for their actions and attempts to help break the cycle of addiction in order to enhance their long-term recovery.
The Government Agency Category Award was presented to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office for their exceptional impact in educating, informing and contributing to the overall healthy lifestyles of Sumner County. Between their SRO CHAMP camp in the summer, their involvement with the DEA and drug take-back program, and their annual Child Health and Safety Day, the sheriff’s office maintains a strong presence and continues to create a positive impact with the residents of the community.
Educator Category Award
Lynsey Evans is the 2019 recipient of the Educator Health Leadership Award due to her dedication and enthusiasm for the students through the Physical Education program at George Whitten Elementary. She is an enormous asset to Sumner County by providing her students with the knowledge and education needed for an overall healthier lifestyle. Passionate and hard-working, Lynsey helped to incorporate the Tasty Days curriculum as well as the Mathematics and Movement into her regular Physical Education program.
Place of Worship Category
First United Methodist Church of Gallatin is mindful of its mission to “gather together, grow relationships, give of ourselves and go into the world to share Jesus Christ.” FUMC serves a broad demographic within the community and offers a multitude of services and ministries throughout Sumner County so that the residents can have the opportunity to improve their health and welfare.
Grace Tompkins accepted the award for FUMC.
SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over 1,700 franchises across North America. With a voluntary Wellness Program available to all its employees, SERVPRO seeks to improve their employees’ health and prevent diseases by offering an incentive program based on a point system. Employees can engage in a variety of health-related activities and behaviors that range from accessing a FitThumb Portal that can be synced with the employees’ various fitness trackers to attending Weight Watchers meeting at the company site. With two fitness centers, an on-site personal trainer, community wellness events, group exercise classes and much more, SERVPRO is the leader in providing their employees with opportunities to create healthy habits and continue an overall healthy lifestyle.
Amy Summers was former president of the Sumner County Health Committee. With her sunny disposition and ability to motivate others, Amy is an excellent example of what our Committee strives to be. Currently working with the Emergency Management Services of Sumner County, she is continuing to show her dedication in assisting others and helping the community in any way possible.