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Distinguished Public Service: Initiated to: (a) recognize TXCPA members who contribute responsibly as citizens of their respective communities and (b) encourage CPAs to actively participate in, and make substantial service contributions to, a broad scope of charitable and civic activities and to become leaders in their communities.  The award is based on outstanding charitable, community and/or civic activities and other public service unrelated to regular duties performed as a member.

Each nominee should possess obvious credentials of specific accomplishments in the community, civic and charitable efforts.  Only public service activities are recognized; professional service related to accounting organizations or the profession is not considered in determining the award winner.

Criteria: Some of the criteria to be considered in selecting a candidate for this award include:

  • CPA certificate;
  • Member of TXCPA in good standing;
  • Participation in community, charitable and other civic activities on the local, state or national level, especially in a leadership capacity and on an ongoing basis;
  • Responsibility for a public service project that had a significant positive effect on the community;
  • Encouragement of participation in, and/or implementation of, public service projects through written articles or other published materials; and
  • Service in an outstanding manner as an appointed or elected government official at the local, state or national level.