Paris EDC Vice Chair receives Congressional Patriot Award

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Today, community leader and Paris EDC Board Member Vice Chair Curtis Fendley, was presented with a Congressional Patriot Award by US Congressman Pat Fallon at the Lamar County Courthouse.

Curtis Fendley began serving his community in 1983 through Saint Joseph Hospital, where he was the first lay chair in 1990. He continued his service to Paris and Lamar County through various boards and organizations.

In 1987, he served as the President of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. From 1996-1998 Curtis was the President of the Paris Economic Development Corporation and was the Mayor of the City from 2003-2006.

Curtis has served a total of 16 years on the Paris Junior College Board of Regents, and has been the Chairman for the last 12 consecutive years.

”Today, Curtis was awarded for his lifetime of service to our community, “ said Maureen Hammond, Paris Economic Development Corporation Executive Director. “Curtis has generously given his time, expertise, and commitment to key organizations that have shaped Paris, our economy, and our quality of life in ways that cannot be measured. It is safe to say that Paris would not be as we know it today without the sacrifices he has made.”

Over the last 40 years, Curtis has served in the following:

Currently Serving as:
Paris Junior College Board Chair
Lamar National Bank Board Chair
Paris Economic Development Corporation Vice-Chair

Previous Involvements:
City of Paris Mayor
Paris Economic Development Corporation
City of Paris Council Member
City of Paris Planning and Zoning Chair
Love Civic Center Chair
Marvin Gibbs Award for Economic Development/Lamar County
Paris Housing Authority Chair
Board Member and Chair Saint Joseph Hospital
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Board Member
Sulphur River Basin Authority Board Member
Surma Board Member
Lamar County Chamber of Commerce
Lamar County United Way President
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Senior Warden

We also congratulate other Lamar County recipients of the Congressional Patriot Award: Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell, Dr. Ganguly, and Veteran Jack Ashmore.