San Marcos Senior Advisory Board Gives First San Marcos Community Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer Award

The award was established to recognize and honor a senior citizen whose volunteer efforts have made San Marcos a better place in which to live.

San Marcos Parks and Recreation and the San Marcos Senior Advisory Board invites the public to join them for the first ever San Marcos Community Senior Citizen Volunteer Award presentation at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins on National Senior Day, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 3:30 p.m., during Central Texas Medical Center’s Senior Day Dance. 

The recipient of the award will be Ms. Rose Brooks. 

Ms. Brooks was chosen to receive the award out of a field of seven outstanding nominees, including Clyde Caffey, Betty Champagne, Thea Dake, Powell Hinson, Ofelia Vasquez Philo and Sarah Lee Meyers. The Awards Ceremony will recognize the winner and all nominees.

The San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board is a seven-member board appointed by the City Council.  The award was established to recognize and honor a senior citizen whose volunteer efforts have made San Marcos a better place in which to live.  The selection Criteria used by the board stated that the nominee must:

  • Reside in San Marcos or the San Marcos Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ);
  • Be 50 years of age by August 2017;
  • Be involved in unpaid, volunteer activities within the San Marcos Community;
  • Not serve on the San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board; and
  • Agree to the publication of his/her name and photo.

The San Marcos Senior Citizen Advisory Board served as the Selection Committee and considered such elements as the nominee’s record of service, diversity of accomplishments, advocacy for seniors, and the impact of the activities on the Community.


About The City of San Marcos’ Parks and Recreation Dept.: The Parks and Recreation Department works to provide the citizens and visitors of San Marcos the highest level of programs, parks, facilities, and services that will positively enhance our vision of the community. The Parks and Recreation Department has a history of providing not only diverse and continuous programs for citizens and visitors alike but also excels in providing maintained parks such as Rio Vista park, educational centers such as the Discovery Center, and many more activities and resources for everyone in San Marcos.

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