Saturday, June 25, 2022

Southlake Chamber Recognizes City of Southlake and Councilmember Kathy Talley at 2022 Awards Banquet

The City of Southlake was honored with the Legacy Award from the Southlake Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber recently held its 2022 Awards Banquet at The Marq Southlake to highlight individuals and businesses for their accomplishments in the community, service, and business.

The City of Southlake was recognized for our engagement, support, and demonstrated history of good deeds as well as impacting the lives of those who live within the Southlake community.

“For the last 38 years, the city has displayed continuous support to the chamber and the business community, and we sincerely appreciate it,” President and CEO of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce Mark Guilbert said.

City Councilmember Kathy Talley was also among the award recipients recognized at this event. She was honored with one of the President’s Awards for her exemplary service to the Southlake Chamber of Commerce through the dedication of time, resources, and ideas that have served to enhance chamber success and opportunities.

“This is the night when we honor those in the Southlake community that have made positive changes in our Chamber and in the city and set an example for others to follow with their initiative, creativity, and energy,” said Guilbert.

Awards presented on June 17 included:

  • Citizen of the Year, Kush Rao
  • Legacy Award, City of Southlake
  • Chairman’s Award, Pastor Sterling Smith
  • President’s Award, Michael Young and Kathy Talley
  • Civic Group of the Year, GRACE
  • Director of the Year, Karl Chester
  • Corporate Business of the Year, Cambria Hotel & Suites Southlake DFW
  • Small Business of the Year, Selph Marketing
  • Volunteer of the Year, Lynda and Robert Warner
  • Ambassador of the Year, Bill Tait III
  • Youth of the Year, Zach Lacy

For more information about the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website. To learn more about the Southlake business community, please visit Select Southlake.

Help with an Extreme Yard Makeover – Saturday March 22nd

The Southlake Chamber of Commerce along with Highland Landscaping, SASO (Scholars and Athletes Serving Others) and the City of Southlake are putting on an Extreme Yard Makeover community event.  Details about the event are below.  For more information about the location and what kind of help (especially from businesses) is needed please call (817) 481-8200.

Yard Cleanup


Carroll ISD Superintendent Honored as Citizen of the Year

Carroll ISD Board President recognized Superintendent David Faltys during the June 24 Scheduled Board Meeting.

Carroll ISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys was named the 2013 Citizen of the Year at the 2013 Celebrating Community MVPs Awards Banquet last Thursday, June 20. The awards ceremony hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding community contributors for making a difference in Southlake.

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes unparalleled efforts and service making the city of Southlake a better community. Residing in Southlake with his wife, Jennifer, and four children, Dave, Peyton, Kenton and Lauren, Dr. Faltys has served Carroll ISD as Superintendent since January of 2006.

Since being named CISD Superintendent, Faltys has deservingly gained the trust and admiration of the Southlake community. Under his leadership, CISD has earned the state’s highest rating of “Exemplary,” won three consecutive College Board AP District Honor Roll Awards and won back-to-back 5A University Interscholastic League Lone Star Cups for academic, athletic and fine arts success. Dr. Faltys helped found the Public Education Visioning Institute, which serves as a guide for educational reform to ensure Texas public schools prepare students for the digital age.

During his tenure, Carroll ISD has earned the state’s top Superior Rating on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) every year. In 2009, the district was named the Corporate Business of the Year by the Southlake Area Chamber of Commerce, and in 2010, Dr. Faltys was named Region XI Superintendent of the Year. Winner out of the three finalists, Dr. David Faltys can now add Citizen of the Year to his list of impressive achievements.