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Nevada Senior Citizen of The Year

Mission: To recognize and honor one Senior Citizen each year for his/her significant contribution made at the local and/or state level specifically in support of Senior Citizens and Veterans of Nevada.

2022 Winner Chef Archye Jett

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Chef Archye Jett grew up in a small town in Louisiana and comes from a large family. Pinching pennies to make ends meet is "how we got by" she reminds us daily, and " to be thankful for what you get". Throughout her twelve years as Head Chef at the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center, she has developed relationships with local food banks, neighborhood markets, non-profit organizations, churches, and personal relationships with other chefs to source products to reduce the cost of preparing meals. Her efforts have earned her the nickname "The Food Minister" by Director Byron Goynes. Without asking, Chef Archye makes sure the members of the Center have what they need daily. From toiletries, to cleaning products, if its perishable or non-perishable items, she ensures everyone is accommodated for, no questions asked. Chef Archye has created a food ministry at the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center that not only provides for the members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. Center, but the residents, children, and surrounding communities of Clark County. The Board of Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, do hereby declare August 21st, 2023 to be Archye Jett Day, in honor of winning the 2022 Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Award, and for her continuous contributions to Clark County.

Past Years Winners

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