Many in Washington County, Tennessee know Herb Greenlee for his work with the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and now for his work at Carver Recreation Center. He worked to establish a memorial scholarship, the Melvin Stevens Scholarship, established in 1991 in memory of the previous director of Carver Rec.
Herb has made advocating for children, ensuring that all children have equal opportunity by creating and maintaining after school programs, youth sports leagues, and establishing community partnerships so that our community’s youth can learn about different community organizations as well as community businesses and arts facilities. His work has touched the lives of countless children, inspiring the to pursue their dreams and be successful.
Many of the youth who visit Carver Rec, who play sports through, or study after school there describe Herb as a father figure. Many have witnessed that when city funds are unavailable, Herb will reach into his own wallet to ensure the programs through Carver Rec are fully funded.
Herb was an athlete during his time at Science Hill High School. Now he takes that passion back to the fields where he officiates games between Hancock County and Johnson County. “I just try to create friends and communicate with people everywhere I go,” Herb said in a 2014 interview with the Johnson City Press.
Johnson City, Washington County, and the greater region of Northeast Tennessee would be lost without Herb Greenlee’s leadership. Thank you Herb for all that you do to build and grow our community!