North Star Award

The North Star Award recognizes an individual who has made a long-term, significant contribution to the north Harris/Montgomery County region.


2017 Recipient: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

Past Winners

1992 – Mayor Haden McKay – City of Humble
1993 – Elyse Lanier, Houston Beautiful Campaign
Chair
1994 – Judge Jon Lindsay, Harris County
1995 – Dr. John Pickelman, North Harris
Montgomery Community College District
Chancellor
1996 – Congressman Jack Fields
1997 – Jimmie Schindewolf, PE, The City of
Houston
1998 – Roger Galatas, The Woodlands Corporation
1999 – Chris Olavson, PE, Texas Department of
Transportation
2000 – Wesley Freise, PE, Harris County Toll Road
Authority
2001 – Commissioner Jerry Eversole, Harris
County, Precinct 4
2002 – Tom Wussow
2003 – Gordon Bethune, Continental Airlines
2004 – Houston Airport System
2005 – Gary Montgomery, PE, Montgomery &
Associates
2006 – Judge Alan Sadler, Montgomery County
2007 – Senator Tommy Williams, State of Texas,
District 4
2008 – Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and City of
Houston Mayor Bill White
2009 – Lone Star College System
2010 – Nelda Blair, The Blair Law Firm
2011 – Ed Chance, Montgomery County
Commissioner, Precinct 3
2012 – Michael G. Page, Schwartz, Page &
Harding, LLP
2013 – Ned Holmes, Former Texas Transportation
Commissioner, and Commissioner Jeff
Moseley, Texas Transportation
Commission
2014 – William R. “Bill” Franks, Founding Chair of
Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition
2015 – Commissioner El Franco Lee
(posthumously), Harris County, Pct. 1
2016 – Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Harris County,
Pct. 5