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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.

2023 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 2023 Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Award, and for her continuous contributions to Clark County.

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Accepting Nominations

Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year Qualifications and Guidelines

  1. Nominees must be a resident of the State of Nevada for a minimum of five years.

  2. The nominee must be 65 years of age or older as of the previous December.

  3. Finalists will be selected for significant contributions made at the local and/or state level and by excellence achieved through going above and beyond the call of duty, specifically with respect to volunteer work in support of Senior Citizens of Nevada. (Complete list of qualifications)

  4.  In addition to the nomination form, please provide a written summary of the significant accomplishments of the nominee, including dates and appropriate documents and testimonials to support the nomination.  Please provide a recent photo (headshot) of the candidate.  (A digital photo should be sent to the email address below.)

  5.  Nominations will be evaluated on the scope and impact of a nominee’s achievements and the extent to which the nominee’s efforts benefit(ed) and provide(d) inspiration to the senior community and other Senior Citizens. 

  6.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Nevada Senior Citizen Committee which includes the CEO of Foundation Assisting Seniors, previous winners, and others from the states senior communities.

  7.  Three finalists will be selected.  Subsequently, the winner will be chosen by a secret ballot cast by the Committee members.  The envelope is to be opened and the winner will be announced on National Senior Citizens Day, August 21st.  

    Questions may be addressed to Jo Ellen Doyle for M Favil West at: or by telephone at (725) 244-4200 Wxt. 106


Nominations for 2024 must be received no later than August 1, 2024

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Past Years Winners

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