The City of Round Rock is accepting nominations for 2022 Local Legends until August 1. Nominations must be submitted on the nomination form to ensure complete information. For more information about the program and past honorees visit www.roundrocktexas.gov/locallegends.
What is a Local Legend?
The Local Legend program recognizes individuals or members of families whose contributions to the city were preferably at least 30 years ago. The program also recognizes places, businesses, groups, institutions, publications, and/or organizations that have had a lasting impact on the culture, development, and history of Round Rock. Round Rock Local Legend selections must have a direct connection to the founding of the City of Round Rock or help tell the complete story of the City of Round Rock.
A Local Legend is recognized for:
- Importance to the City’s founding or growth;
- Association with a 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.
How do I nominate a Local Legend?
Public participation in the nomination process is vital to a successful selection process. Nominations must be submitted using the nomination form and sent to either:
- firstname.lastname@example.org OR
- Local Legend Nominations, Planning & Development Services Department, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Suite 210, Round Rock, TX 78664
Nominations are accepted year-round but must be received by August 1 to be considered for the 2022 Local Legends. Local Legends are selected by the Historic Preservation Commission and are honored in a presentation to the City Council.
History of the program
The Local Legend program was established in 1990. The Local Legend program is intended to share informative stories with the public about Round Rock’s culture so that the public understands how the past shaped what Round Rock is today. This program seeks public participation by those that know, love and understand the heritage of Round Rock to nominate individuals, families, places, businesses, groups, institutions, publications, and/or organizations that meet the intent of the program. Selection of annual local legends should ultimately increase understanding and public support for historic preservation.