An awards dinner is set to be held in early October to honor a local business and civic leader for his achievements in leadership and civic involvement. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), which is a major non-partisan research institute based in Austin, is set to award Odessa businessman and civic leader Dick Saulsbury with the Sam Houston Award.

The Sam Houston Award recognizes individuals whose civic service and engagement for the State of Texas have profoundly impacted their community to create a better future.

“Dick Saulsbury is not just a titan of business, but a quintessential representation of magnanimity and leadership. I am proud to call Dick a close friend, and we are thrilled to honor his profound contributions to the conservative movement with the Sam Houston Award,” said Kevin Roberts, who serves as TPPF’s CEO. 

Dick Saulsbury

In addition to the award, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is set to deliver the keynote address.

The awards dinner is set to be held at the Midland Petroleum Club on Tuesday, October 5, beginning at 6 PM.  

According to their website, TPPF’s mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach.

Tickets and other information relating to the event can be found on their website at