Mayors Day of Recognition 2015

Schulenburg Mayors Day 2013Austin Mayors Day 2013 San Angelo Mayors Day 2013

Lufkin Mayors Day 2013

 

The nation’s mayors and county leaders are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities and counties better places to live.

To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors and county leaders across the country and the State of Texas will participate in the third-annual Mayors Day and first annual County Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015. Mayors and county leaders will issue Proclamations, hold public events, and use traditional and social media to highlight the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities. 

In 2013, 832 mayors nationwide represented nearly 100 million citizens, participating in the inaugural Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. In 2014, 1,760 mayors signed on — of these, Texas ranked #2 in the nation with 130 Texas mayors, and in 2015 we have over 200 participating mayors!

The following Texas mayors and county leaders signed on to recognize national service in 2015. 

Abernathy Lindsey Webb Mayor
Abilene Tom Smith West Central Council of Governments Executive Director
Abilene Norm Archibald Mayor
Alamo Diana Martinez Mayor
Alice Larry Martinez Mayor
Alton Salvador Vela Mayor
Amarillo Paul Harpole Mayor
Angelina County Wes Suitor County Judge
Angleton Randy Rhyne Mayor
Annona George English Mayor
Arlington Robert Cluck Mayor
Austin Steve Adler Mayor
Azle Alan Brundrett Mayor
Balch Springs Carrie Gordon Mayor
Bastrop County Gary "Bubba" Snowden County Commissioner
Bastrop County John Klaus County Commissioner
Bastrop County Clara Beckett County Commissioner
Bastrop County William M. "Willie" Pina County Commissioner
Bastrop County Paul Pape County Judge
Bayou Vista Daniel Konyha Mayor
Baytown Stephen DonCarlos Mayor
Beaumont Becky Ames Mayor
Bedford Jim Griffin Mayor
Belton Marion Grayson Mayor
Benbrook Jerry Dittrich Mayor
Big Spring Larry McClellan Mayor
Blue Mound Alan Hooks Mayor
Bonham Roy Floyd Mayor
Borger Robert Vinyard Mayor
Brady Anthony Groves Mayor
Brazos County Duane Peters County Judge
Bridge City Kirk Roccaforte Mayor
Broaddus Shirley Parker Mayor
Brownsville Tony Martinez Mayor
Brownsville Pete Sepulveda County Judge
Bryan Duane Peters County Judge
Buda Todd Ruge Mayor
Burleson County Mike Sutherland County Judge
Cameron County Pete Sepulveda County Judge
Carrollton Matthew Marchant Mayor
Carson County Dan Looten County Judge
Center David Chadwick Mayor
Chambers County Jimmy Sylvia County Judge
China Ella Johnston-Leger Mayor
Clarksville Ann Rushing Mayor
Clay County Kenneth Liggett County Judge
Clear Lake Shores Vern Johnson Mayor
Clint Dale Reinhardt Mayor
Coke County Roy Blair County Judge
Colleyville David Kelly Mayor
Colmesneil Don Baird Mayor
Colorado County Ty Prause County Judge
Comal County Allen Amos County Judge
Concho County Allen Amos County Judge
Concho Valley Council of Governments John Austin Stokes Executive Director
Conroe Webb K. Melder Mayor
Cooke County Leon Klement County Commissioner
Cooke County Alan Smith County Commissioner
Cooke County B. C. Lemons County Commissioner
Cooke County Gary Hollowell County Commissioner
Cooke County Jason Brinkley County Judge
Cooper Scotty Stegall Mayor
Corpus Christi Nelda Martinez Mayor
Corrigan Jonathan Clark Mayor
Corsicana Chuck McClanahan Mayor
Coryell County John Firth County Judge
Crockett Robert Meadows Mayor
Crockett County Fred Deaton County Judge
Dallas Mike Rawlings Mayor
Dallas County Clay Jenkins County Judge
Deep East Texas Council of Governments Walter Diggles Executive Director
Deer Park Jerry Mouton, Jr. Mayor
Del Valle Kelly Crook Superintendant
Denison Jared Johnson Mayor
Denton Chris Watts Mayor
Denton County Mary Horn County Judge
Diboll Jack McClain Mayor
Dickinson Julie Masters Mayor
Donna Irene Munoz Mayor
Edinburg Richard Garcia Mayor
Edinburg Ramon Garcia County Judge
Edwards County Soulisa Shanklin County Judge
El Paso Oscar Leeser Mayor
El Paso County Veronica Escobar County Judge
Eldorado John Nikolauk Mayor
Euless Linda Martin Mayor
Fairfield Roy Hill Mayor
Fannin County Creta L. (Spanky) Carter County Judge
Fayette County    
Flower Mound Tom Hayden Mayor
Floydada Bobby Gilliland Mayor
Ford Bend County Robert Hebert County Judge
Forest Hill Gerald Joubert Mayor
Fort Worth Betsy Price Mayor
Galveston Jim Yarbrough Mayor
Galveston County Mark Henry County Judge
Garland Douglas Athas Mayor
Gatesville Gary Chumley Mayor
Grand Prairie Ron Jensen Mayor
Grapeland George Pierson Mayor
Groesbeck Ray O'Docharty Mayor
Groveton Byron Richards Mayor
Guadalupe County Kyle Kutscher County Judge
Hale Center Eugene Carter Mayor
Hale County Bill Coleman County Judge
Haltom City Richard Hutchison Mayor
Hardin County Chris Kirkendall Commissioner Pct. 2
Hardin County Wayne McDaniel Commissioner
Harlingen Chris Boswell Mayor
Harris County Ed Emmett County Judge
Haslet Bob Golden Mayor
Hemphill Robert Hamilton Mayor
Henrietta Howard Raeke Mayor
Hidalgo County Ramon Garcia County Judge
Highland Village Charlotte Wilcox Mayor
Hitchcock Anthony Matranga Mayor
Hopkins County Robert Newsom County Judge
Horizon Walter Miller Mayor
Houston Annise Parker Mayor
Houston Ed Emmett County Judge
Houston County Erin Ford Judge
Humble Donald McMannes Mayor
Huntsville Mac Woodward Mayor
Huntsville Danny Pierce County Judge
Irion County Tom Aiken County Judge
Jasper County Mark Allen County Judge
Jefferson County Everette Alfred Commissioner Pct. 4
Jefferson County Brent Weaver Commissioner Pct. 2
Jefferson County Michael Sinegal County Commissioner Pct. 3
Jefferson County Eddie Arnold Commissioner Pct. 1
Jefferson County Jeff Branick County Judge
Junction Delbert Roberts County Judge
Keller Mark Mathews Mayor
Kendleton Darryl Humphrey Mayor
Killeen Scott Cosper Mayor
Kimble County Delbert Roberts County Judge
Knox County Travis Floyd County Judge
Kountze Fred Williams Mayor
Lake Worth Walter E. Bowen Mayor
Lamar County Chuck Superville County Judge
LaMarque Bobby Hocking Mayor
Lamb County James DeLoach County Judge
Lampasas Jerry Grayson Mayor
Lampasas County Wayne Boultinghouse County Judge
League City Timothy Paulissen Mayor
Leon County Byron Ryder County Judge
Lewisville Dean Ueckert Mayor
Lincoln County, District 5 Elaine Allen Lincoln County Commissioner
Little Elm David Hillock Mayor
Llano Mike Virdell Mayor
Llano County Mary Cunningham County Judge
Lockney Tina Graves Mayor
Lubbock Glen Robertson Mayor
Lufkin Bob Brown Mayor
Madison County Butch McDaniel County Judge
Madisonville Bill Parten Mayor
Mansfield David Cook Mayor
Marlin Elizabeth Nelson Mayor
Mason County Jerry Bearden County Judge
McAllen James Darling Mayor
McCulloch County Danny Neal County Judge
McKinney Brian Loughmiller Mayor
McLellan County Kelly Snell County Commissioner
McLennan County Scott Felton County Judge
Mercedes Henry Hinojosa Mayor
Mexia Troy Miller Mayor
Midland Jerry Morales Mayor
Montgomery County Rowdy Rhodes County Judge
Moore County Rowdy Rhodes County Judge
Morgan's Point Resort Ken Stegar Mayor
Nacogdoches Roger Van Horn Mayor
Nacogdoches County Mike Perry County Judge
Navasota Bert Miller Mayor
New Braunfels Barron Casteel Mayor
Newton Ronnie Boyett County Judge
North Richland Hills Oscar Trevino Mayor
Olton Mark McFadden Mayor
Onalaska Roy Newport Mayor
Orange Jimmy Simms Mayor
Orange David Dubose Commissioner
Pampa Brad Pingel Mayor
Pantego Melody Paradise Mayor
Paris Matt Frierson Mayor
Paris Chuck Superville Lamar County Judge
Pearland Tom Reid Mayor
Pflugerville Jeff Coleman Mayor
Pharr Leopoldo Palacios, Jr. Mayor
Plainview Wendell Dunlap Mayor
Plano Harry LaRosiliere Mayor
Polk County Sydney Murphy County Judge
Port Arthur Deloris "Bobbie" Prince Mayor
Port Neches Glen Johnson Mayor
Raymondville Orlando A. Correa Mayor
Red River County L.D. Williamson County Judge
Richmond Evalyn Moore Mayor
Rio Grande City Ruben Villarreal Mayor
River Oaks Herman Earwood Mayor
Roanoke Carl "Scooter" Gierisch Mayor
Robinson Bryan Ferguson Mayor
Rosenberg Bryan Ferguson Mayor
Round Rock Alan McGraw Mayor
Roxton Phillip Rutherford Mayor
Sabine County Daryl Melton County Judge
Saginaw Gary Brinkley Mayor
Saint Hedwig Dee Grimm Mayor
San Angelo Dwain Morrison Mayor
San Antonio Ivy Taylor Mayor
San Augustine Leroy Hughes Mayor
San Augustine County Samye Johnson Mayor
San Benito Celeste Sanchez Mayor
San Jacinto County John Lovett County Judge
San Juan San Juanita Sanchez Mayor
San Marcos Daniel Guerrero Mayor
San Saba Ken Jordan Mayor
San Saba County Byron Theodosis County Judge
Santa Fe Ralph Stenzel Mayor
Schertz Michael Carpenter Mayor
Schleicher County Charlie Bradley County Judge
Schulenburg Roger Moellenberndt Mayor
Sealy Mark Stolarski Mayor
Seguin Don Kiel Mayor
Shelby County Allison Harbison County Judge
Sherman Carolyn Wacker Mayor
Socorro Jesus Ruiz Mayor
Sterling County Leslie Mackie County Judge
Sulphur Springs Freddie Taylor Mayor
Sutton County Steve Smith County Judge
Swisher County Harold Keeter County Judge
Tarrant County B. Glen Whitley County Judge
Temple Danny Dunn Mayor
Texarkana Bob Bruggeman Mayor
Texas City Matthew T. Doyle Mayor
The Colony Joe McCourry Mayor
Timpson Debra Smith Mayor
Tom Bean Sherry Howard Mayor
Tom Green County Bill Ford County Commissioner
Tom Green County Rick Bacon County Commissioner
Tom Green County Aubrey DeCordova County Commissioner
Tom Green County Ralph Hoelscher County Commissioner
Tom Green County Steve Floyd County Judge
Travis County Sarah Eckhardt County Judge
Trinity Billy Joe Slaughter Mayor
Trinity County Doug Page County Judge
Trophy Club Nick Sanders Mayor
Tulia Ross James Mayor
Tyler County Jacques Blanchette County Judge
Valley Mills Jerry V. Pierce Mayor
Village of Tiki Island Vernon "Goldie" Teltschick Mayor
Villages of the Hills Ron Dodd Mayor
Vinton Madeleine Praino Mayor
Waco Scott Felton County Judge
Waco Malcolm Duncan, Jr. Mayor
Walker County Danny Pierce County Judge
Watauga Hector Garcia Mayor
Weimar Milton Kohler Mayor
Weslaco David Suarez Mayor
West Tommy Muska Mayor
West Orange Roy McDonald Mayor
Wharton Domingo Montalvo Mayor
Wichita County Woody Gossom County Judge
Wichita Falls Glenn Barham Mayor
Williamson County Dan Gattis County Judge
Woodville Thomas Fortenberry Mayor
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Carlos Hisa Governor

Ask your Mayor to sign on today!

Click here to pledge your support.

View a copy of the 2015 Mayors Day Flyer and a Sample Proclamation to share with your mayor.  See more resources here.


City Mayor Details
Austin Steve Adler

April 7    
Austin City Hall – City Council Chambers    301 W. 2nd Street
Arrive at 12:30pm
Program beings promptly at 1pm with remarks from Mayor Adler
Validated parking is available in the City Hall garage.
Proclamation

Corpus Christi Nelda Martinez

March 31 11:15AM
1901 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi TX 78408
Event at city hall with national service members.  Plus Mayor Martinez will be spending the afternoon serving as a Senior Companion. 
See proclamation video here.

El Paso Oscar Leeser

April 7   8am
A proclamation presentation will take place at City Council and will also be streamed online.

El Paso City Hall, 300 N. Campbell     Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor

8:00 a.m. (please plan to arrive early for parking and sign in)

Houston

Annise Parker

April 7    1:30 pm
Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall, 901 Bagby, Houston 77002
Proclamation

Dallas County Clay Jenkins

April 7     9am
County event with Judge Jenkins – Dallas County Commissioners Court
411 Elm Street, 1st Floor, Allen Clemson Courtroom, Dallas 75202
Dallas County will be recognizing National Service Day during Commissioners Court. Court starts at 9am and the resolution should be read shortly after court begins.
Representatives from local projects are welcome to attend. Parking is available on the street or in pay lots behind the building.

Fort Worth Betsy Price April 7   4:00 – 5:30pm  
Cornerstone Assistance Network  3500 Noble Avenue, Fort Worth 76111
Mayor Price attending.  VISTA Summer Associates serving with Mayors Summer Reading Program will be announced.
Travis County Sarah Eckhardt April 7  9:00 AM  Commissioners Courtroom, 700 Lavaca Street 78701
Event with County Judge and Commissioners Court where members from all streams of service will be recognized and will speak about their service.
Midland Jerry Morales March 24  10:00AM  
City Hall (Mayor's Office) 300 N. Lorraine Street, Midland 79702
Proclamation and recognition event at City Council Meeting
Abilene Norm Archibald March 26  8:30AM  City Hall (upstairs), 555 Walnut Street, Abilene 79604
Proclamation and recognition event at city council meeting
San Angelo Dwain Morrison April 7   9:00AM & service activity at 11:30AM
City Council Meeting at McNease Convention Center
500 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo
Proclamation and recognition event at city council meeting; service event following proclamation.
Amarillo Paul Harpole

April 7  
9:00 – 10:30 Wesley Community Center Garden 1615 S. Roberts  79102
11:00 – 12:30 Trail Clean Up  Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 North Soncy 79124
Proclamation and service activity with the Mayor.
Lunch at site 12:30PM

AISD AmeriCorps and RSVP and VISTA members from Panhandle Community Service will participate. We anticipate 50-60 volunteers and the community participants.

Denton Chris Watts

April 10    2:00PM  County Courts  1450 E. McKinney Street  76209
County Judge Mary Horn will deliver the Oath accompanied by the city of Denton Mayor Watts.  Tshirts with logos will be given out that say " I SWEAR" on the front and "TO SERVE MY COMMUNITY" on the back.  This event will wrap up with a Flash Mob to Uptown Funk using Michelle Obama Dance/fitness routine.

Arlington Robert Cluck

April 14  6:30pm  
Mayor Cluck will recognize our AmeriCorps members with a proclamation at the City Council meeting.  If any AmeriCorps projects in Arlington want to send their members to this meeting to be recognized, please send their names to abby.dozier@arlingtontx.gov by April 6.

Harris County   March 31   10am
Harris County Commissioners Court will pass a resolution for the County Day of Recognition for National Service.
Dallas  Mike Rawlings

April 7   12:00 – 12:30
City Hall Flag Room, Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. – 5EN | Dallas, TX 75201

Mayor Rawlings will recognize 5 VISTA members that they have for the Mayor’s GrowSouth initiative and also recognize Wells Fargo for their funding commitment to the Corporation for National Service. 

Our event is planned for April 7th from 12-12:30pm here at the City Hall Flag Room