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Center for Public Policy Priorities Seeking Nominations for Texas Leaders Under 40

The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) is seeking nominations for its 2018 Future of Texas Award. CPPP is looking for nominations of individuals who are Texan, under 40, and are working to ensure the best state for future generations.

CPPP’s Future of Texas Award honors an extraordinary leader who:

  • Works in Texas on one or more of the following areas:
    • Ensuring access to affordable health care, mental health, or healthy and sufficient food;
    • Expanding economic opportunity through access to high quality pre-k to post-secondary education, workforce development, or job quality;
    • Advocating for smart public investments that meet Texas’ growing needs; or
    • Helping Texans of all backgrounds reach their full potential.
  • Who has made a demonstrable and valuable impact in Texas that goes above and beyond the norm;
  • Whose background and personal history reflect the diverse cultures of Texas; and
  • Who is 40 years of age or younger.

Nominations must be submitted by August 10, 2018. Elected officials are not eligible to be nominated.

The Future of Texas Award includes a $1,000 donation to a non-profit organization of the honoree’s choosing. CPPP will formally present the award during CPPP’s fall Texas Legacy Luncheon on October 24, 2018.

Since launching the Future of Texas in 2014, CPPP has recognized four remarkable Texas leaders with the honor:

  • Celina Moreno (2017)
  • Brianna Brown (2016)
  • Karla Quetzalli Perez (2015)
  • Cristina Tzintzún (2014)

Learn more here.


CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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