University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Carver Museum

The George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in East Austin plays host to the first of the Community Leadership Awards, incepted in 2007, which honors individuals and organizations for their service to Austin and Texas’ African American community. Past recipients include Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson and former Dallas mayor and United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Past Honorees:

2011-2012

Community Leadership Circle Award
Meria Carstarphen
Albert Hawkins
Michael Mcdonald
Marc A. Ott
Michael Lofton

Community Partnership Award
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators – Central Texas Chapter
Town Lake Links, Inc.

June Brewer Legacy Award
Michael Lofton

2010-2011

Community Leadership Circle Award
Freddie Dixon
Charles Akins
A.L. Mackey
General Marshall
Bertha Means
Edward Roby

Community Partnership Award
Huston-Tillotson University
Pro Arts Collective
SANDE Youth Project

June Brewer Legacy Award
Beverly Kearney

2009-2010

Community Leadership Circle Award
Judge Sam Biscoe
Judge Wilford Flowers
Judge Brenda Kennedy
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk

Community Partnership Award
Austin Area Urban League
NAACP – Austin Branch

June Brewer Legacy Award
Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson

2008-2009

Community Leadership Circle Award
Dr. June Brewer
Sheryl Cole
Machree Garrett Gibson
The Rev. A.W. Anthony Mayes
The Rev. Joseph C. Parker

Community Partnership Award
The African American Men and Boys Conference
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Prairie View Interscholastic League

Legacy Award
Dr. James L. Hill

2007-2008

Community Leadership Circle Award
Mrs. Ada Anderson
Dr. Exalton Delco
Hector De Leon
Honorable Gus Garcia
Dr. John Q. Taylor King
Dr. Charles Urdy

Legacy Award
Honorable Harriet Murphy