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RECA Awards

At the end of each year, RECA honors outstanding members of the community and RECA leaders.

Past Award Winners

Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence

RECA's mission is to advance civic leadership in support of responsible development and a livable Austin. The Gary S. Farmer Commendation of Excellence honors a RECA member who has made a valuable contribution to RECA and its mission in the community throughout their career.

1992 – Lee Cooke & Stephen Drenner
1993 – Charles Urdy & Pat Oles
1994 – Ted Siff & Gary Farmer
1995 – Tony Johnson
1996 – Frank Deutsch
1997 – Thomas Henderson
1998 – Michael Levy
1999 – Mark Rose & Paul Bury
2000 – Mayor Kirk Watson
2001 – Hays, Travis And Williamson County Commissioners Courts & Pete Winstead
2002 – Neal Kocurek
2003 – Dick Rathgeber
2004 – Mayor Will Wynn & Gary Farmer
2005 – Pike Powers & Thomas J. Terkel
2006 – Mayor Pro Tem Betty Dunkerley
2007 – Joe Beal
2008 – Terry Bray
2009 – Paul Linehan
2010 – Barry Mayer
2011 – Tim Taylor
2012 – Clarke Heidrick
2013 – Richard Maier
2014 – Jeff Howard
2015 – Ray Wilkerson
2016 – Gerald Daugherty
2017 – Laura Beuerlein [view video]

RECA Community Service Award

RECA's Community Service Award recognizes a member or nonmember who has made significant contributions to the local community and serves as a role model for compassion and service. The ideal candidate has gone above and beyond the call of duty by contributing his or her time, talent and actions to a cause that benefits the community.

2007 – Alan Graham
2008 – Gerald Daugherty
2009 – Dick Rathgeber
2012 – Tim Crowley
2013 – Sam Biscoe
2014 – Lee Leffingwell
2015 – Will Conley
2016 – Timothy Taylor
2017 – Mike Rollins [view video]

RECA Rising Star Award

RECA's Rising Star Award recognizes a young RECA member who has shown a strong commitment and dedication to the organization or the community over the past year. The ideal candidate should exemplify qualities of leadership and professionalism within the organization.

2014 – Chico Parker
2015 – Lara Burns
2016 – Kandice Pierce
2017 – Bobak Tehrany [view video]