An Irving High Spirited Citizen gives freely of their time, service and commitment to the city of Irving, adding character and inspiring others to lead in pursuit of a high quality of life in Irving. Boyce embodies the spirit of this award.
A leader within numerous organizations, Boyce currently resides on the Irving Healthcare Foundation (IHF) Board of Directors and serves as chair for the Nominating and Board Development Committee. Boyce’s history of leadership roles with the IHF include program chair, treasurer, two terms as president of the IHF Guild, and spent many years volunteering for IHF’s annual fundraising gala, TexasFest, chairing the event in 2000.
Boyce served seven years as a director for the Irving Symphony Orchestra Association, including a period as the Association's vice president of special events. Also active with the Irving Symphony League, Boyce served as both parliamentarian and president, and co-chaired the Irving Symphony League Ball for two years.
Other organizations and efforts benefited by Boyce’s leadership include the Irving Centennial Celebration Task Force and the Las Colinas Women's Association, where she served as Garden Club president, Investment Club president, membership chair, and association president. Those who experienced the Centennial Murder Mystery Train to Fort Worth in 2003 also experienced service from Boyce, as she co-chaired the event for the Celebration Task Force.
When husband, Chuck Boyce, received the High Spirited Citizen Award in December 2001, the original quote of well-known British journalist David Frost received mention, "Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”
Like her husband, Boyce boldly carries her belief in serving others – and for that, Irving stands a stronger, better city.
To date, more than 400 of Irving’s “unsung” heroes have been honored with the award.
Source: City of Irving