Mayor and County Day of Recognition 2016


Texas Sets National Record on Mayor, County & Tribal Day of Recognition for National Service in 2016

Click here to see the 2016 Press Release.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Mayor, County & Tribal Day of Recognition for National Service!

On April 5, 2016, a record number 522 city, county, and tribal leaders from across the State of Texas were among 3,539 mayors and county leaders nationally to join together in recognition of the impact national service participants in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have made on their local communities.

The 4th annual Day of Recognition for National Service was a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The initiative was led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and National Association of Counties (NACo).

In Texas, the initiative was led by the CNCS Texas State Office, in partnership with OneStar.

Some of our Texas sized bragging rights from 2016:

  • Texas had a total of 522 elected officials participating which is 15% of the national total of 3,539;
  • Over 20 million Texans or 3/4 of the state’s total population were represented by the elected officials participating;
  • The Mayors of 26 of the 27 cities with over 100,000 people participated!  (Mesquite is still our one lone holdout from that group but has indicated they may still participate later in April);
  • Our five largest counties were represented by the county judge’s participation;
  • We had 2 of our 3 tribal leaders in Texas participate this year: Governor Hisa of Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo.

The breakdowns are:

226 Mayors

126 County Commissioners

119 County Judges 

24 City Council Members

9 Council of Governments CEOs

6 Superintendents

2 State Representatives

2 Tribal Chairs

1 Area Agency on Aging CEO

1 Congressman (Rep. Bill Flores)

1 State Senator (Senator Eddie Lucio)

1 Chief of Police

1 City Manager

1 County Attorney

1 Housing Authority CEO

1 Mayor Pro Tem

Total: 522

Click here to view the 2016 list of participating Texas officials and view photos of the day’s events!

See a list of the 2016 events in Texas below.

View the 2015 or 2014 Day of Recognition pages.

View the current main Day of Recognition page for information on how you can participate!


Ysleta del Sur Pueblo AmeriCorps Members and Team (outside of El Paso) Group photo outside City Hall1 American YouthWorks Members with Mayor Adler





Official's Name



Mayor Paul Harpole

April 5, 2016 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole will issue a Proclamation to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and to thank those who serve their communities at ACTS Community (located at 202 S. Louisiana). Afterward, Amarillo ISD AmeriCorps members and Pandhandle RSVP Senior Corps volunteers will serve at ACTS Community Center garden, a satellite project of High Plains Food Bank.


Mayor Steve Adler

April 5, 2016 – 8-9am

Austin City Hall – City Council Chambers    301 W. 2nd Street

Join the Office of Mayor Steve Adler for our event on Tuesday, April 5 in City Hall from 8:00am-9:00am to honor national service members in our community on Mayor and County Day of Recognition for National Service. Parking will be validated. We ask that any current national service members wear their national service gear. The event will begin promptly at 8am, so please plan on arriving early to get through security and take your seats.


Bexar County (San Antonio)

County Judge Nelson Wolff, County Commissioner Tommy Calvert

Bexar County Day of Recognition for National Service

Hosted by Judge Nelson Wolff, Commissioner Tommy Calvert, and Bexar County Commissioners

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 10:00am


Bexar County Courthouse,

100 Dolorosa, Suite 2.01, 78205 (2nd floor), San Antonio, Texas 78205

Commissioners Court Presentation – Judge Nelson and Commissioner Tommy Calvert will issue and read a proclamation honoring National Service. There will be a quick photo with the commissioners. The total presentation will be no longer than 5 minutes.

Space Restrictions: Please note there is limited seating on the first floor level but there is more seating in the balcony. Please limit your group size to a reasonable number.

Special Directions: If you are familiar with the building it is commonly referred to as the “old” courthouse.  This area consists of three buildings, the Courthouse, Family Justice Center, and the Paul Elizondo Tower, that are all interconnected so if you enter one building you can access the others.  Upon entering, you will need to go through security.

Primary Contact for this Event: Shaneequa Shyrier (sshyrier@cityyear.org)

Corpus Christi

Mayor Nelda Martinez


March 23, 2016


Dallas & Dallas County

Mayor Mike Rawlings & Judge Clay Jenkins

April 5, 2016 – 7:30-10:00am

We will be highlighting the impact that AmeriCorps & Senior Corps members have across the County and City of Dallas. You are invited to attend a Recognition Breakfast at Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 500 S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX from 7:30 until 8:30am. 

After the breakfast, plan on attending Commissioners Court located at 411 Elm St. Dallas, TX for a Proclamation Presentation that begins promptly at 9:00am.

RSVP here


El Paso & El Paso County


Mayor Oscar Leeser & Judge Veronica Escobar

El Paso County: Monday, April 4th, at 9:30 a.m. Report to the El Paso County Courthouse at 500 E. San Antonio, Third Floor, Room 303 by 9am. Visitor parking is behind the courthouse in Overland St. If possible park in the 3rd floor and take the skywalk.

City of El Paso: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 8:00am. A Proclamation will be read at City Council Chambers at 8:00 a.m. at City 1, which is located at 300 N. Campbell.


Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner will present a proclamation recognizing National Service in Houston on April 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in the Legacy Room of the Houston City Hall at 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002.


Johnson City Mayor Dawn Cabra

April 5,  2016


Johnson City Mayor Dawn Cabra will celebrate Mayor & County Day of Recognition for National Service by visiting the city's local AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Hill Country Science Mill, to recognize the STEM-focused project and AmeriCorps VISTA member placed there for their service to the Johnson City community.


Mayor Scott Cosper

Reading of Proclamation at Bob Gilmore Senior Center (2205 E Veterans Memorial Blvd, Killeen, TX 76543) at 10:00 a.m on April 5, 2016

San Angelo

Mayor Dwain Morrison

April 13, 2016


Concho Valley Council of Governments – 2801 West 306 Loop, San Angelo TX

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor

Proclamation Only – click here to view

See Bexar County event above.


Travis County


County Judge Sarah Eckhardt

April 5, 2016 – Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Judge Eckhardt will recognize Travis County Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs in the commissioners courtroom on the first floor of the Travis County Administration Building at 700 Lavaca, Austin. The public is welcome in the courtroom, or may choose to watch a live broadcast of the proceedings on TCTV-17.


Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr.

April 5, 2016 (4:00-6:30pm)

4:00-5:30pm: National Service Gathering & Open House at Communities In Schools-Heart of Texas offices (1001 Washington Ave., Waco, Texas 76701)

6:00-6:30pm: City Council Proclamation (City of Waco Operations Center, 1415 N. 4th Street, Waco). Mayor Malcolm Duncan and the Waco City Council members will proclaim that National Service works in the City of Waco. Special guests include Mikel Herrington, Director of the Office of Field Liaison for CNCS, Terry Gunnell, the Texas State Director for CNCS, and Liz Darling, the CEO of The OneStar Foundation.


Mayor Tommy Muska


April 5, 2016 (1:00-2:00pm)

West Museum (112 East Oak St., West, TX 76691)

Mayor Tommy Muska will issue a Proclamation with special guests Congressman Bill Flores, Senator Brian Birdwell, State Representative Kyle Kacal, McLennan County Commissioner Will Jones, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell MacNamara, Ross Mayor Jim Jaska, Director of the Office of Field Liaison for CNCS Mikel Herrington, CNCS Texas State Director Terry Gunnell, and President/CEO of OneStar  Foundation, Liz Darling.