A Charleston businessman has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Spirit of the Valley award.
The YMCA of the Kanawha Valley will honor K. Richard C. Sinclair, president of Jefferds Corp., at a noon luncheon Aug. 21 at the Charleston Civic Center.
Each year, the award is presented to someone who exemplifies a life of "charity and wisdom, patience and humility," as Saint Francis described, according to a statement from the YMCA.
"Richard is a community leader who has a great sense of humor, but also a deep caring for his community," said John Giroir, president and CEO of the YMCA.
Originally of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sinclair moved to the United States in 1952. He has worked with Jefferds and Moore, now Jefferds Corp., since 1975.
Sinclair has served as president of the Holz School PTA, Edgewood Country Club, Charleston Rotary Club, and chairman of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Board among other community service roles.
He and his wife, Marion Evans Jefferds, have three children.
Sinclair was chosen by a vote of a committee of past recipients and community leaders.