Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year Award

From 1967 to 1994, the TEDC honored the contributions of local volunteers through its Volunteer Industrial Developer of the Year Award (VIDY).

Previous recipients of the VIDY Award include:

1967 – Robert Cargill, Longview
1968 – William Albert Miller, Navasota
1969 – Lulcas H. McCelvey, Temple
1970 – Ken Ward, Ennis
1971 – Ken Perry, Big Spring
1972 – Benton Donegan, Seguin
1973 – Embry Ferguson, Corsicana
1974 – Eric Swenson, Jr., Spur; Paul Moffit, McAllen (special)
1975 – Don McClathy, Olney

For Cities Over 50,000 Population

1976 – General Robert McDermott, San Antonio
1977 – Harold Jones, Wichita Falls
1978 – Charles H. Priddy, Midland
1979 – W. Erie White, Wichita Falls
1980 – Ray Clymer, Jr., Wichita Falls
1981 – Sam Stennis, Amarillo
1982 – Joe A. Koesel, Midland
1983 – Bill Willig, San Antonio
1984 – John Davis, Waco
1985 – A. Truett Baucum, McAllen
1986 – George Gabriles, Freeport
1987 – James C. Yarbrough, Beaumont
1988 – Mike Blum, McAllen
1989 – James H. Hurst, Longview
1990 – James Toal, Fort Worth
1991 – Kenneth E. Ruddy, Beaumont
1992 – Governor Ann Richards, Austin
1993 – Drayton McLane, Jr., Temple
1994 – Senator Bill Ratliff, Austin

For Cities Under 50,000 Population

1976 – Earl Galipp, Schulenburg
1977 – Walter Knorpp, Clarendon
1978 – Oliver Albritton, Jr., Corsicana
1979 – Dr. Louis Gibson, Corsicana
1980 – Lee D. “Dick” Wooley, Cisco
1981 – Granvill Hahn, Big Spring
1982 – H. D. David, Saginaw
1983 – W. P. Ludwig, Jr., Georgetown
1984 – Cliff Johnson, DeSoto
1985 – Medlen Carpenter, Plainview
1986 – Ronald Cowen, Daingerfield
1987 – Raymond L. Walston, Conroe
1988 – Thomas White, Corsicana
1989 – Charles H. Green, Denison
1990 – Roy A. Baze, Snyder
1991 – William W. Bell, Brownwood
1992 – Don Rabon, Terrell
1993 – Dr. E. T. Boon, DDS, Allen
1994 – Howard Maddera, Levelland