Since its inception in 1997, the Walk of Recognition community award - organized and maintained by the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum (BRHS&M) – has recognized individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a significant long-term commitment to serving the interest of Boca Raton and enriching the lives of its residents.
The City’s Deputy City Manager, George S. Brown, Jr., is a 2021 inductee. The BRHS&M has recognized Mr. Brown as a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary individual who has served the community professionally and personally for over forty years. A longtime employee of the City, he has extended his service to local government with his active participation on the International City Management Association, the Florida City and County Management Association, and the Florida League of Cities, where he has been a strong advocate of “home rule” for cities. A trained pianist, organist, and singer, he has shared his talents with local churches and synagogues. He is currently music director for St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Mark Center for Jewish Excellence, in addition to coaching voice students at Lynn University. Mr. Brown is also a former board member of the Boca Raton Historical Society and serves as an advisor to BRHS&M staff on matters relating to the history of our city’s government.
Each year, Walk of Recognition inductees are honored with a black granite star plaque, engraved with their name, that is placed on the Walk of Recognition monument at Royal Palm Place, under the Addison Mizner statue.
Additional 2021 award recipients included Robert K. Rollins, Jr., Edith Stein, and the George Snow Scholarship Fund.
The City congratulates Mr. Brown, and all the award recipients, on this prestigious community recognition.