Dallas altruists honor former city manager with Spirit of Generations Award
Senior Source gathered some of Dallas' most respected city figures at the Hilton Anatole to honor former city manager George R. Schrader for his impact on the Dallas community — past, present and future.
Guests — including Debbie Oates, Sharon Popham, Jessica and Jim Garner, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, Della and Bob Best, and Mayor Mike Rawlings — raised a celebratory glass to a man who has done so much to help not only older citizens of the community, but also people of all ages.
Schrader received the Spirit of Generations Award, which is given annually to an individual who has helped build the foundation that supports our community and the bridges that connect the ages. Awardees of this prestigious honor have a universal appeal and ageless spirit.
Schrader was city manager in Ennis and Mesquite before becoming assistant city manager in Dallas in 1966. Six years later, he became city manager. During his tenure, he planned, completed or set into motion a long list of improvements, including Dallas City Hall, the expansion of the Dallas Public Library, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and the launch of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Dallas Arts District.
The Spirit of Generations Award luncheon supports the Senior Source in its mission to improve the quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area through protection, eldercare, advocacy, volunteerism and employment services.