Quality of Life Award

Each year, the McKinney Community Development Corporation presents a Quality of Life Award to an individual or organization that has made a positive difference in the lives of McKinney citizens. The Quality of Life Award provides an opportunity to recognize an individual or organization that works to make McKinney a better place to live, work and visit.


Nomination Criteria


To be nominated for the Quality of Life award, the individual or organization must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Has made a significant economic, social or environmental impact on the community
  • Is a public use project, facility or initiative that impacts the community at large
  • Promotes, develops or creates:
    • Affordable housing
    • Business growth or tourism
    • Recreational, cultural or community assets or amenities
For more information, view the Quality of Life Award Criteria and Winners (PDF).


Submitting Nominations


You may submit a nomination in two ways: 
A smaller image of 2012 Quality of Life Award Winners holding up their award placard

“Quality of life touches every aspect of a city. It affects the growth rate by attracting residents, the tourism industry by offering amenities visitors find enticing and the economic foundation by attracting businesses with a quality lifestyle for the workforce.”

Cindy Schneible, President
McKinney Community Development Corporation

Award Presentation


Presentation of the award takes place at the annual McKinney Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

For More Information


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Cindy Schneible at 214-544-0296 or via email.

Previous Award Winners


Previous Quality of Life Award winners include:
  • 2016 Volunteer McKinney (Organization) 
  • 2016 Jamie St. Clair, Empty Bowls (Individual)
  • 2015 Christine Hockin-Boyd / Community Lifeline
  • 2014 Maylee Thomas Fuller
  • 2014 3e McKinney
  • 2013 Tracy Rath
  • 2012 John Moore
  • 2011 Matt Johnson

  • 2010 Beth Bentley
  • 2009 Erma Beeson
  • 2008 George Webb 2007 Dr. Mack Hill
  • 2006 Harry McKillop
  • 2005 Gerry Ruschhaupt
  • 2004 Food Pantry
  • 2003 Samaritan Inn
  • 2002 Barney and Me Boxing Gym
  • 2001 The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney