Community Leaders

The John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award

The John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award recognizes individuals whose leadership has made a significant impact in the North Houston community.  The award showcases individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. With each award, LNH publicly affirms present achievements, seeks to encourage further work on the part of the recipients, and hopes to motivate others to follow their lead in service to the North Houston community.  Individuals from all communities in the North Houston area may be nominated as well as from all sectors – government agencies, nonprofits, corporations, or private organizations.  Nominations for emerging and innovative leadership are encouraged as well as for long-standing accomplishments.

Past John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award recipients:

  • 2018 – R. Jack Cagle
  • 2017 – Patricia Harless
  • 2016 – Dr. Jim Cain, Supt. Klein ISD
  • 2015 – Sheriff Ron Hickman, Harris County
  • 2014 – Darcy Mingoia
  • 2013 – Bruce Hillegeist
  • 2012 – Jack Drake
  • 2011 – Lou Shirley
  • 2010 – B. Glenn Wilkerson
  • 2009 – Cathy Owen
  • 2008 – Fred Caldwell
  • 2007 – John Zizelman
  • 2006 – Ray Laughter
  • 2005 – John Pickelman

Leadership North Houston Alumni Distinguished Community Leader Award

The Leadership North Houston Alumni Distinguished Community Leader Award is presented annually to an LNH Alumni who has demonstrated community leadership above and beyond and has the quality of empowering and inspiring others. Criteria for this award is as follows:
  • Must be a Leadership North Houston Alumni
  • Must be a proven Community Leader
  • Must have made an impact in the community
  • Must be a dues paying member of the LNH Alumni Association
  • Must be continuing Leadership education
  • Must promote an inclusive and diverse community

2017 Award Winner