“If you want to get to know the community you live in, volunteer. If you want to grow within your community, volunteer. If you want to better the community you live in, volunteer.” Michael Tubb lives by his words and serves on the board of directors for AMBUCS, Longview-Greggton Rotary, Junior Achievement of East Texas, and Community Connections.
As an AMBUC member, Mr. Tubb chaired both the regional golf tournament and the AMBUC Christmas parade float, and will serve as chair on the 2014 scholarship committee. He is also involved in the upcoming AMBUCS golf tournament to be held on Friday, June 7 at The Challenge at Oak Forest. Proceeds raised from this tournament help provide AmTrykes to children with disabilities and also funds 22 scholarships for local physical therapy students.
Mr. Tubb’s involvement with Longview-Greggton Rotary includes a club administration committee position, and he is an annual volunteer with their PRCA Rodeo. This past spring Mr. Tubb served with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to help teach life and leadership skills to 100 area high school juniors. These students were selected for their leadership potential and RYLA helps enhance that potential through activities that develop and encourage their leadership skills.
Keep Longview Beautiful also benefits from Mr. Tubb’s volunteer efforts. He has helped with picking up trash along our city roads and recently made his acting debut in the Keep Longview Beautiful fundraiser play “Death by Chocolate.”
Mr. Tubb is a member of the Longview Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership Longview.
Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Mr. Tubb has lived in Longview for nine years. He attended West Monroe High School and graduated cum laude from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, with a bachelor of science degree. Mr. Tubb obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2009 and is a partner with Gans & Smith Insurance Agency. He and his wife, Julia, will celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary in August. They are the parents of son Lawson, 4, and daughter Landry, 3, and will have a new addition to their family in early December. The family attends Mobberly Baptist Church.
“I enjoy everything about living in Longview,” Mr. Tubb said. “I consider Longview my home, and by volunteering, I have built relationships and roots that will last a lifetime.”