During the monthly Chamber Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, January 18, Chair of the Board Ian Taylor awarded Ian Perez with the Chair of the Board Award in the field of advocacy. This award is designed to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community in a specific field of civic endeavor.

During the 2021 November Election season, Perez chaired the Unicorn Action PAC, leading to the successful passing of the bulk of the voter propositions for the New Braunfels Independent School District 2021 Bond. Notably, his leadership helped NBISD have the funds they need to construct a much-needed new high school and reinvest in the existing New Braunfels High School.

The awardee is presented a letter from the Chair of the Board at a Board of Directors meeting, then presented a plaque at the Annual Chamber Banquet. The selection committee for this award is made up of the Immediate Past Chair, Chair of the Board, and Chair-Elect.