Person of the year

The 70th YMCA Person of the Year

Nancy Dennis

Nancy Dennis was named the 2021 YMCA Person of the Year. This year’s recipient, the Director of Public Relations for Alabama Retail Association, has served as a dedicated YMCA member for many years. She is currently active on the YMCA Youth Legislature Board of Directors. She is passionate about service to the youth of Montgomery through her YMCA work. Using her expertise as a journalist, Dennis started the media program for the Alabama YMCA Youth in Government programs and has served as adviser for 32 years, 31 years as the Adviser for the Alabama Delegation to the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs, Media Adviser for the YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs, and served as Tri-Hi-Y club adviser.

Nancy is a tireless worker who strives for excellence, while encouraging others. Her servant’s heart is evident in her willingness to do anything to help another person. As a participant, advisor and volunteer for the YMCA Youth in Government programs as well as the Conference on National Affairs she has freely given of her media talents and expertise reporting on local politics and legislation to train young people who are now working professionally within these fields. Her warm-hearted nature fits the affectionate title that thousands of young people she has mentored and cared for over the years know her as, Momma Dennis.

The YMCA Man of the Year banquet is held annually. This is an outstanding way for teens to learn how many caring adults serve youth in our community.

2022 Person of the Year Committee

Brooke BenderCo-Chairman


Kareena Singh, Co-Chairman

Jake Yohn Akira Garett
Chris Lathram Micah Young
Parker Duncan Austin Yelder
Kareena Singh Candace Terry
Alisha Lewis Raven Lewis