The town of Flower Mound holds the Outstanding Citizenship Award which is designed to recognize those who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Each of the recipients will have their names added to the town’s perpetual wall plaque displayed at the Flower Mound Town Hall. The recipients will also receive an engraved brick at the Flower Mound Public Library, a community spotlight on Flower Mound’s website, as well as a small, engraved trophy that they can take home.
In addition to all of these items received, the recipient of the individual category always receives a membership for one year to the Community Activity Center, a VIP pass to Independent Fest, as well as personal invitations to attend various Town events. The winners of the group and youth categories also get a day pass to the Community
The Town of Flower Mound announced their 2021 Outstanding Citizenship Award recipients during their Town Council meeting on December 6th. Mayor Derek France along with the Council recognized all of the recipients of Flower Mound’s 2021 Outstanding Citizenship Award. There were three individuals and one local group that received the prestigious honor.
The individual category winner was Jared Bennos. “For the past ten years, Jared has spent several hours a day collecting trash in a three-square-mile area along the shores of Lake Grapevine,” The town’s Communications Specialist, Anna Thorsen, said. During Jared’s endeavors to recycle and keep the community of Flower Mound clean, he’s always been the perfect example of a great neighbor. Jared has gone above and beyond for his fellow Flower Mound residents. He has helped by moving furniture, cleaning pools, bringing in trash cans, and even securing packages for residents
who went out of town.
The winner of the youth category was Mia Camm. At just five years old, Mia started her Brighter Lemonade stand. “Instead of keeping her proceeds, Mia donated them to the non-profit Journey to Dream, which helps house and care for teenagers experiencing homelessness. Five years later, Mia has raised more than $10,000,” Anna said.
The winner of the group category was The Followers of Jesus Christ. “The group’s number one priority is to serve the Flower Mound community with whatever they may need,” Anna said. The group assists Keep Flower Mound Beautiful on a regular basis with all of their clean-up efforts. They also volunteer at the local Christian Community Action donation center as well as provide and teach “find a better job” classes, which are where the group offers lessons on building a resume, networking, and interviewing.
Lastly, the lifetime category winner was Carol Kohankie. “Carol has been a Flower Mound resident since 1981. Her history of service in the community spans 40 years,” Anna said. Her acts of service for the community include assisting the Town of Flower Mound in getting a post office in 1987 as well as serving in multiple town commissions. She also worked with the Friends of Flower Mound Library as a board member.
The town of Flower Mound would like to thank each recipient for all they have done for the community. Their services are noticed and appreciated by all.