H. Bill Maxey

age when nominated: 75

city: Pontiac

Bill Maxey is a veteran, activist and community role model. After serving his country for over 20 years, he shifted his focus to his home of Pontiac, Michigan. Bill serves on the board of several nonprofits, works to combat homelessness, assist veterans and reduce recidivism. For his leadership, commitment to service and passionate spirit, Bill Maxey is Senior Strong.

bill-maxey_insetBill Maxey is a community activist with a soul full of justice. After serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, he focused his passions on his home state of Michigan. In his hometown of Pontiac, Mr. Maxey is thoroughly involved. He sits on the board of the NAACP, is committed to feeding the homeless and helping fellow veterans, and still finds time to mentor local youth.

Additionally, Bill has made his voice heard as a board member of the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) for the past 15 years. Here he plays an important role, identifying, organizing and working with ex-offenders to expunge their records, reducing the level of recidivism in his community.

Bill’s presence commands respectful attention. He speaks with an even confidence that comes from a lifetime dedicated to serving others and combating injustice. He firmly believes that seniors should be leaders and role models in their community — a belief he lives daily.

Mr. Maxey lives beyond himself and his community. When he sees injustice, he is a man of action. At 75 years and holding, Bill does not see age as limiting. Because of the knowledge, wisdom and resources that come from experience, he describes getting older as a “wonderful thing.” Mr. H. Bill Maxey is a model Michigander. For his giving spirit, passion for service and commitment to the city of Pontiac, he is Senior Strong.

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