Local Legend Selection Committee applications due May 1: The Historic Preservation Commission is seeking volunteers help select the 2015 Local Legends. Members of the Selection Committee must be available for 3-4 meetings over the summer to complete the selection process. If you are interested in serving, please complete a Selection Committee application and return it to Joelle Jordan at [email protected] by May 1.
Nominations for the 2015 Local Legend Awards must be received by June 12. Nomination instructions are posted below.
The Local Legend Award recognizes individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications, or organizations that have had a positive and lasting impact on the culture, development, and history of Round Rock. Each year’s Legends receive a certificate and are honored by the City Council.
Local Legends are selected based on the following criteria:
- Importance to the City’s founding or growth;
- Association with an historic place or event;
- Impact of service to the community’s history, development or culture;
- Achievements that have brought honor and distinction to the City of Round Rock.
Local Legends are selected by a volunteer committee appointed by the HPC. The Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and assisting with the award processes. Appointments are made in early summer; please contact the Planning & Development Services Department at 512-218-5428 for a selection committee application.
Each year’s Local Legends are selected late summer, but nominations for future awards are accepted year-round. If you would like to nominate someone to be honored as a Local Legend, please complete a nomination form (formats: Word, pdf) and email to [email protected], or print and mail to:
The Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Planning and Development Services Department
301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 210
Round Rock, TX 78664
Rev. Freeman Smalley (1790-1881)
Dr. Thomas Kenney & Kenney Fort
Louis Henna (1914-1990)
Rose Marie “Posey” McClung
No awards 2007 & 2008
Thomas C. Oatts (1815-1885)
No awards between 2003-2005
Allen R. Baca (1921-2002)
No awards in 1999
Lone Star Bakery
Trinity Lutheran Home
Mrs. Tiny McNeese (1902-1998)
Joe Lee Johnson