Lynn Hays moved to Jupiter 20 years ago with her family when FPL transferred her from Miami. In 2007, when the company sponsored a community volunteer day, she was part of FPL’s Corporate Communications team who came to El Sol to participate in a public relations/community outreach strategy session. From that introduction, Lynn became a volunteer working with the communications committee, assisting with the original website and newsletter as well as articles for community publications.
“I love living in Jupiter, and to me, El Sol represents the best of what Jupiter has to offer,” said Lynn. “I so admire our community for reaching out to our vulnerable neighbors and creating this resource center and continuing to evolve and meet their needs – it’s a privilege to be a part of El Sol’s volunteer family.”
Besides her work with the communications and grant writing committees, Lynn has helped with special events, worker training sessions and surveys. Like many other volunteers, she also visits regularly to hire workers for help at her home.
Lynn has two daughters: Lindsay, who recently moved to Washington, D.C. and Brooks, who lives in London. In 2011, Lynn took over operating the family company, HAYSMAR, Inc., after her husband died and stays busy with research and writing projects.
As Lynn says, “El Sol makes it easy to volunteer, even if you are employed. There are so many ways to get involved and feel like you are making a contribution.”
Editor’s note: Lynn was able to eloquently draft the proposal the Town submitted for the Roadmaps for Health Prize award. She listened carefully to the many voices at the table, and was able to write a cohesive proposal describing how our community came together to create a healthier future for all.”