Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2018 | Page 26

MISD BOARD MEMBER RECEIVES COMMUNITY AWARD A n award honoring those who selflessly serve the community for the betterment of all was given to Mansfield ISD Board Trustee Raul Gonzalez. Gonzalez received the Gary Whetzel Heart for the Community Award, which is sponsored by Common Ground Network. “The award was established in 2014 in recognition and celebration of Gary Whetzel, who served the community faithfully for more than 35 years,” said Jerry Ritchie, president of Common Ground Network. Gonzalez (left) has been on the MISD School Board since 2010. “Raul Gonzalez is the perfect choice to receive this award because he embodies all of the characteristics of a servant leader.” 23 Gonzalez has served on the MISD school board for eight years. He also was a member of the Summit High School Band Boosters, worked with the MISD Education Foundation, volunteered for numerous causes and works closely with city councils for Mansfield and Arlington. Gonzalez was surprised with the award on Sept. 6 at a Common Ground Network community breakfast. Common Ground Network is an organization that ensures that every child has their needs met in various ways. M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG