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Tim Cruz

Tim Cruz

Chair, Kansas Health Institute Board of Directors

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Tim is a safety consultant in the Division of Industrial Safety and Health for the Kansas Department of Labor. He is also the founder and president of Real Men Real Leaders, a mentoring program for at-risk fifth and sixth grade boys in Garden City. He served on the City Commission of Garden City from 1995–2003, and served two terms as mayor. He presently serves as a School Board member of the Garden City Public Schools.

In 1995, the Garden City Chamber presented Tim with its Award of Merit in recognition of his distinguished service to both the business community and the community at large. In 2002, Tim was one of 12 Sears employees selected for the company’s National Community Hero Award. In 2003, he was inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame. Tim’s past and current community involvement also includes service on the boards of several organizations: the Kansas Historical Society, the Kansas Alliance for Education, the American Red Cross, the Commerce Bank Hispanic Advisory Board, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet, Finney County United Way, Garden City Chamber of Commerce and St. Catherine Hospital. For more than two decades, Tim has volunteered for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing campaign.