Mrs. Christic Henry
Love for community, youth, and grassroots advocacy drives the passionate volunteerism of Christic Henry. A former AmeriCorp volunteer at Bond Elementary School, Christic’s love for Tallahassee blossomed under the care and support she received from Southside neighbors during her term of service. A 2003 graduate of FSU, for 15 years Christic and her husband Karlus have owned and operated Kingdom First Realty, an independent full service real estate brokerage where she serves as President/Managing Broker. Christic is a certified foreclosure and (mortgage) default intervention specialist, certified residential specialist, and a 2006 certified leadership graduate of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors. She also has served the City of Tallahassee as a Program Facilitator/Mentor for the Smith Williams Service Center Girls Mentoring program- also known as D.I.V.A.S.- where she has mentored over 350 young women during her six week summer program over the past seventeen years at the Smith Williams Service Center. Christic was the first African-American woman to serve as president of the Council of Neighborhood Associations of Tallahassee-Leon County (CONA); appointee and past chair of the Blueprint 2000 Citizens Advisory Committee; appointee to the Leon County Sales Tax Committee and the City of Tallahassee Utilities Citizens Advisory Committee; past vice-president of the Smith Williams Service Center Foundation, Inc.; inaugural board president of Ladies Learning to Lead, a local leadership development organization for young women; and an advocate for youth and neighborhoods throughout Tallahassee/Leon County in various contributive capacities.
For the past 11 years, Christic has served as programs and events chair for CONA and has coordinated the Annual Neighborhood Recognition Cycle and Awards- a joint effort of CONA, Leon County, and the City of Tallahassee- to recognize the efforts and contributions of active neighborhoods, neighbors, public servants, and business neighbors. Under the CONA umbrella, Christic has also developed the Capital Area Neighborhood Network (CANN) initiative to galvanize and strengthen Southside Tallahassee neighborhood associations and resident leaders. For the past three (3) years, three Southside neighborhood leaders have been selected to attend a national Neighborworks Community Leadership Institute (CLI) to receive intensive training on neighborhood leadership and grassroots community advocacy and grants for a collaborative catalytic project. As a result of her neighborhood advocacy, Kingdom First Realty was recognized by CONA as 2014-2015 Business Neighbor of the Year.
Professionally, Christic has received a lot of love! Kingdom First Realty was named 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (BBMC). Christic has also served, since 2014 as a member and 2016-17 Chair of the BBMC Women’s Business Council Leadership Team. Christic has been honored by the Tallahassee Board of Realtors as their 2013 Presidential Spirit Award recipient and the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals 2014 Golden A.C.E. in Real Estate. She was also recognized in 2011 by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper as one of “25 Women you Need to Know”. Most recently, she has been recognized as a 2018 Community Trailblazer Honoree by the J.R.E. Lee Sr. Lodge #422 of Free and Accepted Masons.
Christic is a devoted member of Providence Reformed Baptist Church.
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