Party on Shoal Creek!

4th Annual Shoal Creek Awards

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
VIP Reception: 5:00-5:30pm | Main Reception: 5:30-7:30pm
Cirrus Logic, 700 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Each spring, the Shoal Creek community gathers at the Shoal Creek Awards to celebrate local heroes who make the creek cleaner, safer, and more beautiful. Guests enjoy appetizers and beverages provided by local restaurants, live music, and the opportunity to meet new people and mingle with old friends.

This year’s restaurant sponsors include the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen, Bonhomie, Bufalina Pizza, Catrina Cocina, House Park BBQ, Irene’s, and Parkside Projects!



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Award Winners:
Jim Marston, Environmental Defense Fund
Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation

Bestowed in honor of Robert Landis “Bob” Armstrong, this award is presented to an individual who over the course of their career has made an outsized impact towards environmental conservation in Texas. We are pleased to announce Jim Marston as the 2018 winner. Mr. Marston is the founding director of the Texas office of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). As EDF’s State Climate Initiatives director from 2002 until 2009, he helped direct a wide-range of legislation to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. He has helped to design and advocate for some of the most innovative environmental state legislation in the country

John Gillum, Austin Public Library
Keystone Award

The Keystone Award is presented to a business or organization who serves as a cornerstone of the Shoal Creek community, through making a major, tangible impact on the health and beauty of Shoal Creek. We are proud to present John Gillum of the Austin Public Library (APL) with the 2018 Keystone Award. In his role as Facilities Process Manager with APL, Mr. Gillum led the development of the New Central Library on Shoal Creek in downtown Austin. The library and its beautiful landscaping are drawing more people than ever to Lower Shoal Creek, helping this stretch of Shoal Creek and its Trail to become a vibrant and welcoming outdoor destination. Mr. Gillum also had a leadership role in the development of two other APL branches on Shoal Creek: the Yarborough Branch Library in the North Loop neighborhood, and the North Village Branch Library in the North Shoal Creek neighborhood.

Good Neighbor Award

The Good Neighbor Award is presented to an organization of community members who live, work, or play along Shoal Creek and contribute time and energy towards improving the Creek and its environs. We are proud to present the 2018 Good Neighbor Award to the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association for helping to craft a neighborhood plan that embraces walkability and access to urban green space.

You Decide the Winner!
People's Choice Award: Best Shoal Creek Eats!

Voting is now closed!

Stay tuned or attend the Awards to find out who is taking home the prize: Barley Swine, the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen, or Frank & Angie’s!