CELINA, TX – On Tuesday, February 8, City Council members recognized a number of groups and individuals for their achievements and commitment to the City of Celina.
Carter Morris, Executive Director of Grace Bridge Food Bank, was introduced by Shain Hunn, Director of Organizational Leadership for the City of Celina, for the partnership that helped raise $7,500 for those affected by the devastating tornado in Western Kentucky in December 2021. The relief fund, which was created by Grace Bridge, was shared and supported by the City of Celina and sent to organizations to help those who were displaced.
“The City of Celina has been an incredible partner over the past 10 years as we have served families all over North Texas. It is extra special when we partner together to go beyond our state lines to serve others in need. Together, we can do more, and I am so grateful that we are based here in Celina,” said Morris.
Celina High School band members were recognized for their accomplishments at the Association of Texas Small School Band (ATSSB) All-Region competition. In total, 18 talented musicians were selected to the All-Region Band with 12 students earning a trip to the All-Area competition.
Mayor Sean Terry recognized the City of Celina’s Engineering Services team of Andy Glasgow, Dialyn Cruz, Catherine Oduro, Linda Majeed, Lap Trinh, and Scott Harper and declared the week of February 20-26 as Engineering Week. Mayor Terry praised the team’s commitment and vision to delivering infrastructure of the highest quality and exceptional level of service to the residents of Celina.
Celina Fire Chief Mark Metdker had the special distinction of honoring the 2021 Celina Fire Department award winners. These honorees were nominated by their peers for their hard work, passion, leadership, and dedication to the City of Celina. In addition, Chief Metdker recognized David Quick, owner of Frontier Golf Carts, with the Citizen of the Year award for his continued support of the City of Celina’s first responders.
Rookie of the Year: Matt Harris
Firefighter of the Year: Alex Mann
Paramedic of the Year: Tim Bilderback
Driver of the Year: Ryan Worthey
Officer of the Year: Captain Mike Lang
Citizen of the Year: David Quick, Owner of Frontier Golf Carts