Henry J. Leger, 2020 Inductee
Originally from Massachusetts, Henry moved to Arizona in 1970 to attend the University of Arizona where he received his Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology.
Professionally, he worked in the field of leadership and organizational development for 30 years. Throughout his career, he held a number of leadership positions in education and government work settings and worked as an internal consultant for several Fortune 500 companies.
As a resident of Fountain Hills for 28 years, Henry has served the community as a member of Town Council for 12-1/2 years with a focus on planning, fiscal responsibility, public safety, infrastructure improvements, business vitality, maintaining small town character and stewardship of the environment.
He has played a key role, working collectively with others, in bringing a number of projects to fruition such as The Fountain Hills Strategic Plan; Annexation of the State Trust Land; Relocation of Fire Station #2; Improvements to Fountain Park and Avenue of the Fountains; The Adero Canyon Trailhead; single trash hauler; and Dark Skies.
In addition, Henry has served on the following boards and committees: board member for Senior Services Inc.; the Chamber’s Business Advisory Committee; Strategic Planning and Visioning Technical Advisory Committee; president of Shepherd of the Hills Church Council; HOA board member; and Fountain Hills Unified School District classroom volunteer.
Currently he is a member of the Fountain Hills Civic and Cultural Association, Sister Cities and a Dark Skies volunteer.
Henry is passionate about living in Fountain Hills and cherishes spending time with his family and friends, hiking, gardening, and the arts. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Kristin and Marisa, both graduates of Fountain Hills High School and the University of Arizona.
Janet is an active volunteer in the community and enjoys her long-standing professional career at CVS Health. Their older daughter, Kristin, is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Conservation Management at the University of Colorado in Ft. Collins. Marisa is working at a global humanitarian aid non-profit organization called GAIN in Plano, Texas.