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Deadline extended for Stanley Awards

December 17, 2018

People still have time to submit the name of a volunteer and a Katy-area elected official as nominees for the annual Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Awards.

Organized by the Katy Area Economic Development Council, the awards originally had a December nomination deadline. “We extended the deadline last year and had the event in January and are doing so again,” said Lance LaCour, president/CEO, Katy Area EDC, on Dec. 11.

“We have extended the Stanley Awards deadline to Jan. 11 and will present them at our Jan. 22, General Assembly Meeting,” said LaCour.

It’s the third year to recognize a volunteer in the Katy area who has made contributions in leadership and economic development. It’s the second year to recognize an elected official who has a proven track record of contributing to community and/or economic development.

“The award winner will be selected by a committee assembled by the Katy Area EDC based on criteria including but not limited to, years of service, leadership skills demonstrated, special achievements, and qualities Stan so greatly exhibited such as being faithful, conscientious, unselfish and committed to the Katy area community,” said LaCour. After Stanley’s death in March 2016, the Katy Area EDC establish the award to honor his contributions and legacy.

Stanley was a Katy-area businessman who was active with events in the Katy Independent School District and the Katy Area EDC. He also was involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Katy ISD in August 2009 opened the Stan C. and Patsy Stanley Elementary School in Cinco Ranch.

Last year, retired legislator Bill Callegari and State Rep. Dr. John Zerwas were recognized as the volunteer and elected official winners, respectively. In 2016, Stan Goss won the volunteer award.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/ycdesxyn to access the nomination form. For information, email lancelacour@katyedc.org or call 281-396-2200.

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