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About the LJHCC

     As a young man Larry Joe Harless vowed that when he grew up and made some money he would come back to his hometown and build something for the youth in Gilbert.

    Larry Joe passed away in 1995. In his honor, his father and mother, James H. "Buck" and June Harless, contributed the construction cost of the 55,000 square foot building, which became the Community Center. This allowed the LJHCC Foundation to utilize the money raised through donations and contributions from the community for the operating cost of the Center.

    Sadly June Harless passed away in April 1999 just prior to the opening of the LJHCC.

    The Larry Joe Harless Community Center has become an integral part of the community at large.

EX-OFFICIO
James H. "Buck" Harless
Judith Ann Burgess



BOARD MEMBERS
Terry Sammons
Andy Dillon
Bruce Burgess
Dan Moore
James Brick, MD
John Brick, MD
Fred Harless
Penny Sammons
Clayton Cline
Paul Pinson



OFFICERS / DIRECTORS
Sharon Murphy, President
Ray McKinney, Vice President
Bruce Burgess, Secretary
Jim Thornsburg, Treasurer



​EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cheryl Mitchem
​​​ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
Mildred Twardy​
RECREATION DIRECTOR
Eric V. Hatfield
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Chelisa Lester

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORT
Foundation for the Tri-State
  Community, Inc.
James H. Harless Foundation

Larry Joe Harless with his parents and sister, Judy..