Nominations for the City of Round Rock’s 2016 Local Legend Awards are being accepted through June 17.
The Local Legend Award program was established in 1990 to recognize individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications, and organizations that have had a positive and lasting impact on the culture, development, and history of Round Rock. Anyone can nominate an individual or group for the award.
Local Legends are selected by the Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission is assisted by a citizen volunteer committee, which will review and recommend nominations. The Legends receive a certificate and are honored by the City Council.
Local Legends will be 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; and/or achievements that have brought honor and distinction to the City of Round Rock.
Previous Local Legends include Billie Sue Henna, The Domino Players, Schoolteacher Xenia Voigt, and the Lone Star Bakery. The 2015 Local Legends were Rufus Honeycutt, Bonnie Horowitz, St. William Catholic Church, Washington Anderson (1817-1894), and Vander Clyde Broadway “Barbette” (1899-1973).
If you would like to nominate someone to be honored as a Local Legend, nomination forms are available online at www.roundrocktexas.gov/locallegend.
Nomination forms may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to:
Local Legend Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Planning and Development Services Department
301 W. Bagdad Avenue, Suite 210
Round Rock, TX 78664
For more information, contact Joelle Jordan, Planning and Development Services Department, at 512-218-5422.