Mayor Winnecke Presents 2022 McGary Jones Visionary & Humanitarian Award to Wayne Kinney

(April 22, 2022) — Mayor Lloyd Winnecke presented the 2022 McGary Jones Visionary & Humanitarian Award to Wayne Kinney.

“As mayor, you love it when someone approaches you and says, ‘What can I do to help? What’s next? You’ve got my number. Let me know how I can help,’” said Mayor Winnecke. “Every time I talk to Wayne, that’s how our conversation ends. Wayne is someone who has given to one of our great cultural amenities. He’s someone who has a great passion for affordable housing. He has a heart for Easterseals and increasing mental health services in our community.”

Kinney received the award this morning at United Way of Southwest Indiana's annual Day of Caring event.

“Just try to do what’s right,” said Kinney. “That’s all we can do for our community. This award is epitomized by the volunteers who showed up today for Day of Caring.”

The award, named for both the City of Evansville’s founder, Hugh McGary, Jr. and retired bank executive Bob Jones, was established to honor special citizens who offer distinguished service for the advancement of the city and region. Jones was the first recipient of the award in 2019.