Fort Worth: Mayor’s Global Award winners honored
Mayor Betsy Price and Fort Worth Sister Cities honored individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to citizen diplomacy, global understanding, world political stability and international commerce during the annual Mayor’s International Dinner & Global Awards on May 23.
Ross Perot Jr., real estate developer and businessman who is best known for his development of AllianceTexas and his circumnavigation of the world in a helicopter at the age of 23, was honored with the Global Impact Award. This honor is given to individuals who have made significant efforts to promote Fort Worth globally and establish international partnerships.
Cook Children’s Health System received the Global Nexus Award recognizing businesses that are connected globally and are good representatives of Fort Worth to the world, creating commerce and a healthier community for all.
LINKS Inc.–Fort Worth Chapter received the Global Citizens Award, which is given to organizations that are good representatives of Fort Worth to the world, creating a positive view of the U.S. through educational, humanitarian or cultural initiatives.
The dinner celebrated 34 years of service by Sister Cities to the City of Fort Worth. With a theme of A Night in Nîmes, the event focused on Fort Worth’s ninth and newest sister city, Nîmes, France.
The dinner was made possible by the Members Circle of Giving, which is comprised of individuals, businesses and organizations who support the mission of Sister Cities. Funding and in-kind support from the City of Fort Worth plays a key role in its mission, but most work is made possible through public support via the Members Circle.