of Elected Officials
County Elections Office
BRAVO AWARD Recipients
BRAVO AWARD is presented to individuals who have shown exemplary
dedication to the community by their work for the betterment of El Paso.
September 17, 2014
of Public Administration, Harvard and Kellogg Fellow
the 2014 BRAVO Award in recognition
of her outstanding efforts in achieving the benchmark passage of El
Paso's Quality of Life Bonds and her exemplary performance as the first
El Paso City Manager
of Business Administration, UTEP, Co-founder of Tropicana Development,
Inc., Past President and Builder of the Year Award for the El Paso Assoc
with the 2014 Lifetime
Achievement BRAVO Award for his many
yeas as an outstanding pioneer and leader of today's El Paso building
industry. Bob Bowling is also revered for his philanthropy:
direct contributions of money and labor for people in dire conditions,
long running support of UTEP, establishment of benevolent trusts and a
lifetime of generous donations to people in need.
Reception 11:00 a.m.
El Paso Airport Hotel
per table of 10
indicate if you are vegetarian
by check to
El Paso, TX 79925
by September 9, 2014
BRAVO AWARD Recipient
City Manager of El Paso
recognition of her dedication to and outstanding role in the benchmark passage
of El Paso’s Quality of Life Bonds and her exemplary performance as El
Paso’s first City Manager.
Wilson fights to win. Her goals are high and her track record is sterling.
She’s a seasoned
veteran of municipality management. She took on the job of El Paso’s first
City Manager after 20 years of city management in Arlington and Richmond
Virginia and Yuma, Arizona. Her
efforts have been lauded by the
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Convention
and Visitors Bureau, Texas City Management Association (TCMA), International
City Management Association (ICMA), and the Association of Public
Administration. Joyce Wilson is
educated. She has an undergraduate
degree in Business and Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MPA
from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
She’s an alumni of the Kellogg Foundation’s National Fellowship’s
Program and a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).
And because she brought that all with her as El Paso’s First City
Manager we have gained a successful baseball park, a winning baseball team and
passage of the El Paso Quality of Life Bonds – among other things.
Since resigning her job as City Manager, Joyce has taken on the position
of interim Chief Executive Officer
of Work Force Solutions Upper Rio Grande which passes more than 197,000 job
seekers a year through its seven employment centers. She’s smart. She’s ambitious. Joyce Wilson aims high and
she goes in to WIN.
Achievement BRAVO Award
L Bowling, III
of Tropicana Development, Inc.
recognition of a lifetime of philanthropic and humanitarian acts that have
affected improvements in the quality of life of both his community and his
of UTEP with a BBA, Co-founder of Tropicana Development, Inc.,
past president of the El
Paso Association of Builders, recipient of the Builder of the Year Award
-Bob Bowling has been long recognized and often honored as an outstanding
pioneer and leader of today’s El Paso building industry.
He is, indeed, an icon.
Then there is the philanthropist, the humanitarian Bob Bowling (although
you’ll never hear any of this from him). The man who ‘partners’ with
Father Richard Thomas and pays for houses to be built for the poor in Juarez;
the Bob Bowling who set up a trust fund for the daughter of a soldier from El
Paso who was killed in Iraq.
Bob Bowling, the builder, is equally revered -by those who know, for his
philanthropy and humanitarianism including direct contributions of money and
labor to people in dire conditions, generous support of UTEP and UTEP sports,
benevolent trusts and many other kinds of donations to people in need.
things most important in life to Bobby Bowling are God, his family, and friends
(who, it seems, constitute nearly everyone in El Paso!!!).
is extremely proud of his three sons, Robert L. Bowling IV, Randall Bowling, and
Gregory Bowling and his daughter, Kelly, who lives in California.
Bowling are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary in September
of this year (2014).
says Bobby loves spending time with their grandkids –all 14 of them, and he
likes to attend all their events.
Bob Bowling, your basic,
regular, average, all-American, industry icon, philanthropist, humanitarian guy.
BRAVO AWARD Recipients
Dennis D. Cavin
& Dee Margo
Judy and J Kirk Robison
Colonel Heidi V. Brown
Sheriff Leo Samaniego
Life Achievement BRAVO Award Recipients
General Dana J.H. Pittard