Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications
For Immediate Release
WJCT President and CEO Michael Boylan Receives
(Jacksonville, FL, December 7, 2015); WJCT President and CEO Michael Boylan has been selected by OneJax to receive a 2016 Silver Medallion Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication and community service. OneJax is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote diversity as the foundation for a strong community. The organization works to increase respect and improve relationships among people who represent the rich tapestry of religious, ethnic, racial and cultural groups that compose the community. The award will be presented as part of the OneJax Humanitarian Awards Dinner on April 14 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Michael Boylan joined WJCT as its CEO in May of 1999 with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operation of the organization and its long range plans and goals. Under his leadership WJCT has forged numerous community partnerships and encouraged the development of a wealth of local programs and outreach initiatives. While Boylan is recognized for his leadership of WJCT, he is being celebrated as a Humanitarian Honoree for his selfless community leadership and service.
Boylan’s leadership and participation in the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission’s Study Circles spans fourteen years. Michael is a trustee member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; an honorary member of the Jacksonville Rotary; and serves on the steering committees for Reclaiming Young Black Males for Jacksonville’s Future and Cultural Fusion. He recently joined the boards of Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville and Yoga 4 Change.
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