Gary Hinders has been Mayor of Canyon since May 2017 and served as a City Commissioner, including a time as mayor pro-tem, for 14 years prior to that.
Mayor Hinders is active in a variety of community endeavors and believes that Canyon can continue to be better when residents come together.
Staff at the City of Canyon work with local entities in the community to help make Canyon an even better place. One example of this is the annual United Way Day of Caring. Assistant City Manager, Chris Sharp (far right in purple), led a group of volunteers to help clean local parks, as well as Palo Duro Creek.
Chris Sharp and Tim Bynum of West Texas A&M University (pictured top left kicking off the event), gathered volunteers from the city and university to come together for the day. This not only led to cleaning up areas of town but also formed bonds and friendships with groups of people that may not have met otherwise.
One large focus of the Day of Caring was cleaning up the banks of the Palo Duro Creek, which had become quite littered with trash. When everyone worked together, it made an impact on this challenging area to keep free of debris. Chris Sharp is again working with local groups to bring the United Way Day of Caring to Canyon again this spring. Mayor Gary Hinders points to this effort and those like it as a way of people coming together to make Canyon a great place to live.
Mayor Hinders will be addressing City topics monthly. To submit a question or topic, please send email to Amanda Rogers, social media manager for the City, to email@example.com.