Felix Wong was named the recipient of the Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence, a special category of the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program. Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns.
The categories are divided based on populations of more than and less than 50,000 inhabitants.
The Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence was named in honor of Susan H. Campbell, a past president of the Texas Downtown Association and former Texas Main Street manager who passed away in 2010. Wong, the city’s director of planning, was selected for this honor based on his commitment to downtown Mansfield over the years, the impact he has made in his community overall as well as his professionalism and willingness to face any and all challenges. Winners were announced Nov. 6 at the Presidents Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the 2014 Texas Downtown Development and Revitalization Conference in Granbury.
Judging for the awards took place Sept. 19 in Austin. The distinguished jury panel included Angela Castilleja, Keep Texas Beautiful; Nancy Glover, City of Temple CVB; Dick Ryan, former TDA Board Member; and Kendra Wright, Saffire Events.
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The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is an independent, statewide nonprofit organization comprised of more than 430 members involved in downtown and commercial district revitalization projects. TDA provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals. To learn more, visit www.texasdowntown.org.