Fort Worth Honors Community Leaders

September 11,2020

Reposted from Fort Worth Sister Cities

Fort Worth Sister Cities International’s 2020 Annual Meeting: 35 Years of Excellence was live streamed Sept. 10 featuring Rick Steves, well known public TV host and travel guide author, as well as a special performance by Grammy-award winning artist, Dionne Warwick.  The event can be found on the Fort Worth Sister Cities YouTube Channel now.

Becky Renfro Borbolla, Mrs. Renfro’s, assumed the Chair’s position and Greg Jackson, Greg Jackson Law, Chair-elect with Jason Brown, Doss, Knight & Assoc., as Secretary and Frank Tilley, Financial Consultant, Treasurer.  New city chairs included: Bandung, Indonesia – Dr. Staussa Ervin; Budapest, Hungary – Chris Shipman, GM Financial; and Reggio Emilia, Italy – Richard Roby III, Texas Amron and Nyja Roby, eXp Realty. New board members included Tamara Albury, David Allen, Dr. Liz Carrillo, Jeanelle Davis, LA Moncrief, Olivia Powers, Kristin Vinson Wright and Mitch Whitten.

The Bob Bolen Award for Outstanding Board Leadership was awarded to Libby Watson who is committed to making Fort Worth a culturally rich place to live. Watson’s pièce de résistance was a unique exchange focused on education and business, taking leaders from the University of Texas at Arlington, Best Maid Pickles and TX Whiskey to Japan to showcase their products. 

The Junior League of Fort Worth was awarded the Eisenhower Award for Organizational Involvement. With a mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, the Junior League was instrumental in the success of the 2019 Sundance Santa program. Through their assistance Sister Cities was able to raise $80,000 for youth programs and scholarships.

Terri West received the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award. Terri has volunteered with Sister Cities for more than 15 years dedicating her time and energy to several of Fort Worth’s international partnerships. She has hosted students and teachers in her home and advocated for more international connections for Fort Worth, most recently one in South America. She helped recruit delegates to join a mission to Argentina and Uruguay to research possibilities that might lead to educational and economic connections for Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Sister Cities International is proud to work with such outstanding volunteers and organizations, who help decrease stereotypes, racism and violence creating a more peaceful and prosperous world.