Details from the Chamber of Commerce:

"Special Merit Awards

Awarded to: City of San Angelo and Tom Green County

Mayor Brenda Gunter and the City of San Angelo staff along with Judge Stephen Floyd and the Tom Green County Commissioners and employees who have committed to improving the business climate in San Angelo, to strengthen our relationship with Goodfellow Air Force Base and the Department of Defense.

Chairman’s Award

Awarded to: Dr. Brian May, Angelo State University, Congressman Mike Conaway

The City of San Angelo received nationwide attention for our West Texas Legislative Summit. This was made possible thanks to Congressman Mike Conaway and his staff who was instrumental in arranging to hold the Agricultural Live Legislative Listening Session. And thanks to Dr. Brian May’s leadership, we were able to attract the finest panelist in the agriculture industries. Special thanks also go to Senator Charles Perry and Representative Drew Darby’s staff for their help in coordinating this very successful event. I would like to award Congressman Mike Conaway and Dr. Brian May with the 2017 Chairman’s Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the 14th Annual Legislative Summit. Would you both please come forward. Accepting on behalf of Congressman Mike Conaway is Joanne Powell, Regional Director.

Board Service Award

Presented for three years’ service (2015-2017) to board members who have fulfilled their terms at the end of 2017.

Innovation Award

Awarded to: EnPleinAire TEXAS

Special Recognition Award

Awarded to: Sharon Langley, Concho Cadre president

The Concho Cadre is a long-standing volunteer program that supports ambassadors for Chamber events, ribbon cuttings and ground breakings. This year, Cadre President Sharon Langley supported the chamber staff through many changes, often going above and beyond her responsibilities, all the while keeping her sense of humor and contagious smile.

Spirit of San Angelo Award

Awarded to: San Angelo Regional Manufacturers Alliance

Created in 2017, The San Angelo Regional Manufacturers Alliance serves as the voice of our Manufacturing, Fabrication and Energy Services sector businesses. SARMA’s mission is to create a home for industrial sectors that make up the backbone of our regional economy.

2017 Chairman of the Board Plaque and Gavel

Presented by: C.J. Muniz, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas and 2018 Board of Directors Chair

Awarded to: Chuck Shore

“As an expression for our sincere appreciation of your outstanding leadership and abilities so generously given to this community. I award you the 2017 Chairman of the Board plaque. For those of you who don’t know Chuck’s gavel disappeared following last year’s annual banquet. It was recovered just a couple of months ago. So, he reigned over this year’s board meetings beautifully without one. Chuck on behalf of the Chamber, I present you with the gavel called the “Persuader” for all those major decisions you will make in retirement. You know like, where to eat tonight or travel to next! You may have entered in a white hat, saving the day here at the Chamber, but now you can let the real Chuck show, Harley and a black cowboy hat. Be bad Chuck! Thank you for your service,” Muniz said.

Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year Award will be presented by last year’s Award recipient, Elta Joyce Murphey McAfee. This year’s recipient is Rick Mantooth.

Rick “Jay Michaels” Mantooth Bio

For more than 40 years, Rick “Jay Michaels” Mantooth has worked in various roles of management and leadership in radio – 34 of those years in San Angelo. He is currently Vice President and General Manager for Foster Communications Company, Inc., the parent company of KIXY-FM, KKSA-AM, KWFR-FM and KCLL-FM and is the voice of San Angelo Central High School Bobcat Football. Mantooth also has experience in television and newspaper and his community involvement keeps him very busy. He was voted San Angelo’s favorite air personality on several occasions and has received more than sixty Addy awards for excellence in advertising. Rick is also the recipient of the Civic Leader of the Year Award presented by Leadership San Angelo, the Walton Foster Excellence in Media Award and the Spirit of Caring Award presented by the United Way of the Concho Valley as well as the Bishop’s Exemplar Award presented by the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

His wife of more than 36 years is Danna Mantooth, Director of Staff Development and Education for Shannon Health System. His daughter, Elizabeth, married to Levi Calhoun, is a graduate of Howard Payne University and founder of San AngeLocal. They have a daughter, Jemma Kate, born in July 2014 and a son, Dean Taylor, born in March 2016.



American Heart Association Circle of Red

Angelo State University Business Advisory Council

Bobcat Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

Jr League of San Angelo Advisory Committee

National Prayer Breakfast San Angelo Board of Directors

San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Division, Chair

San Angelo ISD Halls of Fame Golf Committee

San Angelo Performing Arts Center Marketing Committee

United Way of the Concho Valley Golf Committee

United Way of the Concho Valley Board of Directors

West Texas Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors

West Texas Rehab Executive Board and Finance Committee, et al


Annual Conference Delegate (1993-present)

Annual Conference Uniting Table

Conference Church Growth Consultant

Conference Partners in Ministry Trainer

Consecration Sunday Leader

General Conference Delegation – 2017

Sierra Vista UMC Holy Conversations Team

Jurisdictional Conference Delegation - 2017

Lay Speaker

Sunday School Teacher


Winner of more than 60 “Addy” Advertising Awards including

Best of Radio

Best of Show

Special Judges Award

United Way

Walton Foster Excellence in Media Award

Spirit of Caring Award

Ambassadors Roundtable

2010 Heroes Award

Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association – Civic Leader of the Year

Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church – Bishop’s Exemplar Award.

Voted San Angelo’s Best DJ several times


Advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network and Co-host of Radiothons and Telethons.

Event Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Master of Ceremonies

Guest lecturer in Advertising, Leadership Dynamics, Marketing & Public Relations for schools and colleges

Media Facilitator for the Leadership San Angelo Program

Music Leader – Walk to Emmaus Spiritual Weekend events


American Heart Association Board of Directors

American Heart Association – Heart Walk Chair 2010

American Heart Association – Men Go Red 2015, 2016

American Cancer Society Board of Directors

American Red Cross Concho Valley Chapter – Board of Directors

Angelo Civic Theatre Auxiliary (The Georgies)

Angelo State Athletic Foundation Board of Directors

Bethphage of San Angelo (Now Mosaic) Capital Campaign Cabinet

Children’s Advocacy Center Board of Directors – Chair

Christmas In April Board of Directors

Concho Valley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council Board of Directors

Job Services Employment Committee

Kids’ Kingdom Playground Development Committee

Leadership San Angelo Graduate 1990

Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association Board of Directors – Vice Chair

March of Dimes Board of Directors (25th Anniversary WalkAmerica Chair 1995)

Mosaic TRAILS of Opportunity Campaign Cabinet General Co-Chair

Rotary Club of San Angelo, Southwest (officer)

San Angelo Advertising Federation Board of Directors

San Angelo Central High School Band and Orchestra Boosters Board of Directors

San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors – Chair

San Angelo Civic Ballet Board of Directors

San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors /Marketing Committee

San Angelo Human Resources Association

San Angelo Rotary Club Board of Directors

San Angelo Symphony Board of Directors

Sonrisas Polo in the Park Committee

United Way of the Concho Valley Board of Directors, Campaign Chair (twice), Board Chair

Work Ready Communities Board of Directors


Annual Conference Unification Implementation Team

Associate Conference Lay Leader

Bishops Commission on Annual Conference Cooperative Ministries

Bus Committee

Children’s Education Committee

Choir Officer (Spiritual Director)

1 Chrysalis Weekend

Church Lay Leader

Church Council

Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Nominations

Conference Board of Laity (Vice Chair)

Conference Commission on Small Church Membership

Conference Staff Parish Relations Task Force

District Council on Ministries

District Finance Committee

District Lay Leader

District Superintendency Committee

Emmaus Community Music Director

Evangelism Committee

Executive Committee

Finance Committee

General Conference (04, 08)

Jurisdictional Conference (00, 04, 08, 12)

Nominations Committee

Staff Parish Relations Chair

Walks to Emmaus (1 as Lay Director)

“The theme I have chosen this year is “Coming Together.” Henry Ford, we all

know who he is. An American captain of industry and business, founder of Ford

Motor Company, once quoted, “Coming Together is a beginning; Keeping

Together is progress; Working Together is success.” Imagine putting a puzzle

together, and as the pieces are attached, the picture becomes more evident. I see

this year as a puzzle, where more pieces will be added, and the picture gets

clearer. As you will notice, the center pieces on the table represent the three

signature buildings in the City. Tom Green County Courthouse, City Hall and the

Visitors Center. The three components, City, County and Chamber must continue

to work together for our businesses, chamber membership and for all citizens

who want to do business. We all want San Angelo to be a place that is easy to do

business in.” — C.J. Muniz"