Sheila Salyer Receives Jay K. Morgan Award
Sheila Salyer Receives Jay K. Morgan Award for 20+ Years of Service to Tallahassee Seniors
Shelia Salyer, director of Tallahassee Senior Services, recently received the Jay K. Morgan Award from the Florida Association of Senior Centers (FASC) for her more than 20 years of service. The Jay K. Morgan Award is presented each year to an outstanding professional dedicated to seniors and issues impacting them. Named after Jay K. Morgan, a long-time proponent for seniors both state and nation-wide, this award honors the efforts of recipients to improve Senior Centers and the quality of life for all older adults.
Sheila became the director of Senior Services in 1996. Under her leadership, the program has grown to include the participation of 15,000 seniors and nearly 200 programs operating out of the Tallahassee Senior Center at 1400 N. Monroe Street. Sheila is an advocate for Tallahassee’s growing senior population and is known across the state for her passion, professionalism and knowledge.
Sheila accepted the award with gratitude and credits her success to the tremendous support over the years from the Tallahassee City Commission and City leadership, Tallahassee Senior Center Advisory Council and Foundation, and a team of coworkers who serve together to facilitate quality programs for active adults. Tallahassee Senior Services is part of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs department.