John has been active in Kiwanis since he joined the Rockville Club in May 1982. Among his many activities, he has been a Distinguished Past President, a Distinguished Past Lieutenant Governor, a District Governor, and has served as a District Chair for ten Governors.

John is a 18-year Capital District Distinguished Kiwanian, a District Foundation Life Member, a Table of Honor recipient, and a Founders Society Charter Member. He is also a Kiwanis International Life Member, a Diamond Level #20 Hixson Fellow, twice a Tablet of Honor Recipient, 20th Century Heritage Society Member, and a Member of the KIF President's Advisory Council. He holds a Ruby K 100 award and has over 22 years of perfect attendance. John was honored as a Griffen Fellow by the New Zealand-South Pacific District Foundation, presented by International Trustee David Henderson at the Williamsburg Midwinter Conference in February 2001.

John currently serves us as a Certified Kiwanis Instructor, a Certified Lt. Governor Instructor, and as a member of the Kiwanis International T.A.G. Membership Growth Team. He is also active as a Circle K Zone Administrator. John was honored by UNICEF in October 1998 when asked to team up with two other Kiwanians on a site visit to Bhutan to observe how our IDD funds are helping the Bhutanese children.

In his other life, he has served four terms as a Rockville, MD city councilman, has served as President of the Maryland Municipal League, President of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, President of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and has served on several advisory committees for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. A veteran, John served six years with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and later achieved a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Retired from the National Institutes of Health, John is active with his entrepreneurial consulting firm, Taliesan Associates, and with recruiting Kiwanians and Chamber members!

His proudest accomplishment is four grown children, all working and out on their own!

John Tyner's Full-Blown Kiwanis Career