Hall of Fame
The Salado Chamber of Commerce added the name of a sixth generation Bell County native to its Hall of Fame. His ancestors “entered Texas during the days of the Republic and settled in what is now Bell County in the late 1840s,” according to DebbieCharbonneau, who presented the award at the Chamber Awards Banquet Jan. 8.
The Hall of Famer holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Science in Land Development degrees from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M.
“He has been an independent designer builder and consultant since 1976,” she added. Some of his local projects have included the 1989 securing of the Salado College ruins, moving the Scotts Hotel from Lampasas to Salado where it now serves as The Veranda, moving the William Reed log cabin to Salado where it now serves as the Visitors Center and the recent restoration of the Robertson Plantation.
“He was appointed by Gov. George W. Bush to serve as Chairman of the Regional Review Committee for the Housing and Community Development Block Grant program,” Charbonneau said. “He also served on Governor Bush’s work group for Historic Courthouse Preservation to develop that program,” she said.
He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Transportation Work Group, “tasked with defining a long range vision for the Texas Department of Transportation.:
In 2008 he was presented with the TXDOT Road Hand award for improving transportation in the state.
“He has been recognized statewide as an influential voice in developing policies for a wide range of issues related to local government.”
Salado Hall of Famer Tim Brown has served for two decades as Bell County Commissioner representing Salado.