Katy remembers Katy ISD namesake, community pillar, and lifelong giver, Stan C. Stanley through "How Can I Help You" Day, and the Katy Area Economic Development Council is now accepting nominations for the Stan C. Stanley "Eagle" Leadership Award for volunteers in the Katy area.
KATY MAGAZINE NEWS - Katy, TX
November 3, 2017
Today, Katy remembers a truly remarkable man, Stan C. Stanley. The Katy ISD namesake was not just a beloved family man and devoted friend, he was a caring soul who loved to ask the question, "How can I help you?" Stan mentored hundreds of students, teachers, and boy scouts throughout the years and made sure each of them knew how unique and important they were. Stan passed in March 2016, but the impact he had on Katy families, including but certainly not limited to the students at Stan and Patsy Stanley Elementary, was forever memorialized with the proclamation of November 3 as "Stan C. Stanley How Can I Help You Day" by former mayor Fabol Hughes.
How Can I Help You Day
In an effort to carry on Stan's legacy of kindness and service, How Can I Help You Day is a day dedicated to community service projects in Katy. All it takes to participate is to ask the question, "how can I help you?" and follow through with an act of service. Whether it's helping a friend demo a damaged home, making a hot meal, reading books to little ones, or volunteering at an animal shelter - the choice is yours!
Stan C. Stanley "Eagle Leadership Award Nominations Now Being Accepted As a further testament to the influence Mr. Stanley had on the community and the formation of the Katy EDC, they are continuing his legacy through the Stan. C. Stanley "Eagle" Leadership Award.
The award recognizes volunteers (non-paid) who have made contributions to the Katy area in leadership and economic development. Winners will be chosen based on years of service, leadership skills demonstrated, special achievements, and qualities Stan so greatly exhibited such as being faithful, conscientious, unselfish and committed to the Katy area community.
New Award Category for Elected Officials
In 2017, the award will also be given to a Katy area elected official who exhibits faithful, conscientious, unselfish and helpful service charcteristics with strong leadership skills
To nominate a volunteer or elected official, and for full nomination criteria, click here.