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Deadline Approaches for The Arc of Katy 2020 Hometown Hero Nominations


January 9, 2020

By Jennifer Miko

Do you know someone who makes the Katy Area a great place to live, work and thrive? The Arc of Katy is accepting nominations for their 2020 Hometown Heroes and needs your suggestions. Awards will be presented at The Arc of Katy’s annual gala in April.

2019 Hometown Heroes, Suzette Coates (left) and Rusty Wylie (right)

The deadline to submit nominations for The Arc of Katy 2020 Hometown Heroes is Thursday, January 16. The 2020 Hometown Heroes will be recognized Friday, April 3 at The Arc of Katy Annual Gala, a fund-raising gala benefitting programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

“There are so many worthy honorees in the Katy Area and we’d love to recognize them,” says Fred Shafer, president of The Arc of Katy. “We need your help in order to be able to recognize those people and organizations that truly are Hometown Heroes for Katy.”

Nomination Categories for 2020 Hometown Heroes

There are two categories of nominations to recognize Hometown Heroes:

  • Recognized for education, advocacy or support of individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD)

  • Recognized for community service that helps make Katy a great place to live

Previous Honorees

“Katy Area residents know we live in a terrific place, but it takes terrific people and a community spirit of helping others to make it such a special place,” says Shafer.

The April 3 Gala marks the third year The Arc of Katy has recognized Hometown Heroes. In the event’s inaugural year, Katy ISD’s Audrey Bivens and Bass Pro Shops were recognized. Last year’s Hometown Heroes were Suzette Coates, owner of Camp Journey, and Chick fil-A franchise owner/operator Rusty Wylie.

Click here to read Katy Magazine's story about last year's Hometown Heroes.

Hometown Heroes Nomination Forms

Nomination information and forms can be found on The Arc of Katy website here. Entries can also be mailed to The Arc of Katy, P.O. Box 6133, Katy, TX 77491 or emailed here.

Information on sponsorships, underwriting, auction donations and attendance opportunities for the gala can be found here.


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