Each year, the Commission recognizes regional leaders and organizations who have made an impact on North Texas. This year, we recognized 8 recipients in a variety of categories at our 50th Annual Meeting.
Civic Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize a leader who has made contributions to their community to support current needs and future growth.
2021 Award Recipient: The Honorable Bob Golden
Corporate Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize a corporation that contributes to the region in the areas of Advocacy, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Workforce Pipeline, and Infrastructure Development.
2021 Award Recipient: AT&T
Diversity Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize a leader who offers innovative ideas to improve a diverse workforce, equity throughout our region, and inclusion in the workplace and communities
2021 Award Recipient: Linda Valdez Thompson
Education Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize a leader in education that develops innovative programs that meet the current needs of employers and students and builds paths toward sustainable futures.
2021 Award Recipient: Dr. Joe May
Elected Official Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize an elected official who has achieved positive outcomes for the region for many years.
2021 Award Recipient: Judge Glen Whitley
Purpose: To recognize an individual or non-profit organization that has demonstrated significant social impact outcomes.
2021 Award Recipient: United Way of Tarrant County (this award was combined with social impact last year)
Dan Petty Regional Visionary Award
Purpose: To recognize a visionary leader who has demonstrated a history of creating innovative solutions across a wide spectrum of sectors and needs.
2021 Award Recipient: The Honorable Jeff Williams
Rising Star Award
Purpose: To recognize a young professional who demonstrates servant leadership traits and achieves meaningful outcomes for the North Texas region.
2021 Award Recipient: Annette Landeros