Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jenny Genger of Jefferson County

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jenny Genger of Jefferson County for her selfless commitment to others in her community. 




Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.


Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.


Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:



Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Jenny Genger of Jefferson County for her selfless commitment to others in her local community.  Jenny is a wonderful example of a local leader who is always willing to take on additional responsibility and devote her time and talent to others.


Jenny graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Sociology.  At her graduation in Missoula, one of the soldiers in the honor guard escorting the national flag caught her attention.  With that chance encounter as the spark, the two were married about a year later. The young couple settled near Helena, in Montana City, where today they are raising their four children.  In Helena, Jenny became very active in the Mothers of Preschoolers, also known as MOPS, by serving initially as the Director of Hospitality, and then after a period of rapid growth, she graciously took on additional duties as the President of a newly formed MOPS group.  Jenny served in this capacity for nearly eight years. 


A few years ago Jenny passed on her MOPS leadership baton, and began serving as the chairperson for the education program in her church.  As chairperson, Jenny spurred a program to have educational activities available during parent-teacher conferences in order to help parents attend the conferences. Jenny also volunteers each week at the local pregnancy resource center, and coordinates the center’s annual banquet.  Not only does Jenny excel at serving her community, she has done so even while her husband Noah, a Montana Army National Guard pilot, was gone for nearly a year conducting missions in southwest Asia. 


Montana is a state with many unsung heroes, and people like Jenny are the community glue that make Montana a great place to raise a family.  For her efforts to serve, educate and inspire those around her, Montana is sincerely thankful. Thank you Jenny.