Tina Henrie, Carbon County Tourism Specialist, presented the third Tourism Customer Service Award during Wednesday evening’s Carbon County Commission meeting.
Henrie stated that she always gets excited to present the awards; however, April’s was especially close to her heart. Henrie grew up in East Carbon and has always been close to the family of the man receiving the award.
During the hospitality committee meeting, it was discovered that this individual had been nominated by two people in his community and has been a staple in the area for a long time with not only Miner’s Trading Post, but the new Juicer’s Burger Bar as well. Jim Leonard was present to accept the award for his “super service experience.” Henrie stated that she wished to let him and his family know that they are very valuable to the community.
“Jim Leonard and his family have been pivotal,” Henrie said.
While accepting the award, Leonard also received praise from Carbon County Commission Chair Casey Hopes and Commissioner Larry Jensen, whom both thanked him for all that he does and will continue to do in the area.
“I’m not that old, by the way,” Leonard joked in parting.