For his successes in business and community involvement, Everett Jay Jones Jr. was awarded with Man of the Year 2011 Lifetime Achievement recognition from the Douglas Chamber of Commerce.
Francisco Barrios/Douglas Dispatch Man of the Year for 2011, Everett Jay Jones Jr. receiving the award in hands of Douglas Mayor, Dr. Michael Gomez and Holly Berryhill from the Douglas Chamber of Commerce.
Everett Jones Jr. said “I grew up in Douglas, I love Douglas, obviously too old to leave this town (laughing) so I hope that all of you would join me in making this the best small board community there is in the United States and that’s a good goal and one that we can achieve. Thank you very much.”
Everett Jay Jones Jr. was born in Douglas, Arizona, graduated from Douglas High School and attended various school such as: Marion Institute; University of New Mexico; University of Arizona; Cochise College; Glen Falls Insurance; American Appraisal Institute, Registered Representative Security Course; National Association of Security Dealers; and various regular attendance seminars sponsored by the Arizona Association of Insurance Agents, and the Realtor Association.
In 1981 his colleagues and peers awarded Jay with the highest honor. He was named Agent of the Year. From 1981 to 1984 Jay was County Supervisor for Cochise County bringing us Davis Road as we know it today.
In 1978, Jay’s agency was the first in the state to receive A.R. Con I (Agency Records Control), and an A.R. C computer, one of the first agency management systems available to the industry. Jay is a strong believer in education. The importance of education can also be traced to his efforts serving on the committee to form Cochise Community College in southeastern Arizona serving as the treasurer from 1959 to 1961.
Membership to local boards and committees was another way for Jay to be able to share his knowledge with others. He was active on school boards, college governing board, hospital boards, church groups and civic clubs.
Jay Jones has been a hardworking, loyal, and dedicated insurance agent for more than fifty years. Many have benefited from his dedication and leadership. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor the Independent Insurance Agency Board of Arizona can award.