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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424
Mayor's Award
Mayor's Award
Robert Sylvester 
February 24, 2015

Dennis Maier


J.C. Huggins
November 29, 2016

Jonathan Curlee
November 29, 2016   



First Mayor's Award - February 24, 2015 Robert Sylvester
Mayor Dennis Maier Nancy Sylvester and Betty Sylvester
Mayor Dennis Maier gives the very first Mayor's Award. Bob Sylvester died in 2014, but is remembered for his many contributions to our city.
Mayor Dennis Maier presented the very first Mayor's Award on February 24, 2015.  The family of the late Bob Sylvester were in attendance along with family friends.  

Mayor Maier explained that Mr. Sylvester, a WWII veteran, retired to Granite Shoals in 1982 and spent his retirement volunteering his service to the city in various capacities.  He was an Engineer, so he volunteered 5 months worth of his expertise in Engineering to assist the city to build the elevated storage tank at Bluebriar and N. Phillips Ranch Road.    

Mr. Sylvester was a lifelong aviator.  He loved to fly light aircraft.  He was the volunteer airport manager for many years for the city's airstrip.  He not only installed lighting, he mowed the field and maintained the airstrip and he served on the Airport Advisory Board.  

His daughter Nancy Sylvester nominated her late father for this award.  She attended with her mother, Betty Sylvester, who was married to Bob Sylvester for 66 years.