Cynthia Bryant Named Mayor’s Citizen of the Year 2021
Mayor Brenda Bozeman announced Cynthia Bryant as Citizen of the Year 2021 at the Dec. 16 Town Council meeting. Bryant was chosen for serving her community in varying capacities for many years.
Bryant’s community involvement is wide-ranging. She has been a long-standing member of the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club; very involved in an opportunity to recognize local teachers, students, and staff during the pandemic; served with the Meals on Wheels program and other opportunities to offer food, book, and clothing drives; volunteered at the Town’s annual Founders Day and Trunk or Treat events; and supported the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw and the Kiwanis Girls Cottage. Bryant was also one of the principal organizers of the Shelmore Stitchers, a group of residents who made and donated more than 800 cloth masks to local charitable organizations and businesses.
Bryant and her husband, Eric Mens, have been Leland residents since 2012. Mens is a Vietnam veteran who, along with his wife, have been strong supporters of veterans’ organizations such as the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars post.