MAYOR MCCOWAN'S HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2019 Outstanding Texan Award, Texas Legislative Black Caucus

  • 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award, Girlfriends Ministries

  • 2018 Legacy Leadership Award, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Trinity West Chapter

  • 2018 Hall of Honor Inductee, DeSoto Independent School District

  • 2018 Best Elected Official, Readers Choice Award, Focus Daily News

  • 2018 Grand Marshal/Keynote Speaker for City of Lancaster MLK, Jr. Parade/Celebration

  • 2018 Distinguished Service/Exemplary Leadership Award – New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

  • 2018 Leadership & Community Service Award – Concord Church

  • 2017 Global League of Champions Hall of Fame Inductee & Presidential Merit Award , Honeydrops Foundation

  • 2017 Trailblazer Award – “First Woman Mayor of DeSoto, TX,” Kirkwood Temple CME Church

  • 2017 and 2016 Who’s Who in Black Dallas

  • 2017 Hometown Shero Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Texas-New Mexico Chapters

  • 2017 Sojourner Truth Award, South Dallas Business & Professional Women’s Club

  • 2017 Best Elected Official, Readers Choice Award, Focus Daily News

  • 2016 Mary McLeod Bethune Legendary Award, Dallas-DeSoto Section, National Council of Negro Women

  • 2016 Liaison Partner Award, DeSoto Parks & Recreation

  • 2016 Women in American History “State” Award, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  • 2016 Best Elected Official, Readers Choice Award, Focus Daily News

  • 2016- 2016 Joyce M Jones Community Service Award by Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

  • 2015 Women in American History Award, Old Chisholm Trail Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Duncanville, Texas

  • 2015 National Citation Award for Educational Leadership, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.

  • 2014 Woman of Achievement Award, Dorcus #19 Order of the Eastern Star

  • 2014 Partner of the Year, Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School

  • 2014 & 2013 Best Elected Official, Readers Choice Award, Focus Daily News

  • 2013 District Mentor of the Year, DeSoto ISD

  • 2013 Mentor of the Year, McCowan Middle School, DeSoto ISD

  • 2012 Leadership Service Award, DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

  • 2012 Community Service Award, Top Ladies of Distinction

  • 2012 Community Service Award, South Dallas Business & Professional Women’s Club

  • 2010 “Hall of Fame” Inductee, African American Educators Archives & History Program

  • 2009 Inspirational Award, DeSoto High School, Class of 2009

  • 2009 Service Award, Texas Southern University, Fort Worth Alumni Chapter

  • 2008 Education Award, National Council of Negro Women, Minnie Goodlow Page Section--Dallas

  • 2008 Community Leader of the Year Award, One Church One School

  • 2008 “A Class Act” Leadership Award, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce

  • 2008 Bobby Waddle Citizen of the Year Award, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce

  • 2008 Neal Hawk Compassionate Spirit Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Southern Region

  • 2008 Image Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Mu Omega Chapter, Dallas, TX

  • 2007 A. Maceo Smith Award for Community Service in Education, African American Museum-Dallas

  • 2007 Naming and Dedication of “Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School”, DeSoto ISD

  • 2007 Outstanding Texan Award, Texas Legislative Black Caucus

  • 2006 Certificate of Recognition for DeSoto High School Trailblazer Award, DeSoto Mayor Michael Hurtt

  • 2006 Trailblazer Award, DeSoto High School

  • 2005 Resolution on Retirement, The Texas Senate, Presented by Senator Royce West, District 23

  • 2005 Resolution on Retirement, The Texas House of Representative, Presented by Rep. Helen Giddings

  • 2005 Meritorious Service Award, Federal Trade Commission

  • 2002 Humanitarian Award, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

  • 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award, El Centro College

  • 2002 Outstanding Texas Delta Award for Public Service, El Paso Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • 2001 Heroes for Children Award, Certificate of Recognition, Governor Rick Perry

  • 2001 DeSoto ISD, Certificate of Recognition, Heroes for Children Award

  • 2001 Heroes for Children Award, Texas State Board of Education

  • 2001 Federal Trade Commission’s Outstanding Team Effort Award

  • 2000 Trailblazer Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Southwest Region, State of Texas

  • 2000 President’s Award, National Pan Hellenic Council, Dallas Chapter

  • 2000 Certificate of Appreciation, National Conference of Black Mayors

  • 2000 Letter of Appreciation, Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk

  • 1999 Distinguished African-American Woman, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • 1997 National Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, Federal Trade Commission

  • 1997 The Brass Eagle Award for Distinguished School Board Services, DeSoto ISD

  • 1997 Certificate of Appreciation, Texas State Senator Royce West,

  • 1996 Golden Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • 1994 Certificate of Recognition, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Southwest Region

  • 1994 Certificate of Appreciation for Service on the Charter Review Commission, City of DeSoto

  • 1993 Outstanding Leadership Award, DeSoto ISD

  • 1993 Certificate of Service, 90-Day Appointment on the Dallas County Grand Jury

  • 1992 Selection for Charter Class, Leadership Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

  • 1991 Honorary Life Membership Award, Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Association

  • 1989 Trailblazer Award, South Dallas Business & Professional Women’s Club

  • Re-elect Mayor Curtistene McCowan

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