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Tom Cravens honored with inaugural Downtown Arlington Dream Builder Award

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Tom Cravens, a name synonymous with Arlington, has received the inaugural Dream Builder Award from the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC). The award was presented by the DAMC’s premier partner, Texas Trust Credit Union, at the annual DAMC luncheon on September 22, 2016.

The Dream Builder award was created to recognize individuals who have had a significant impact on the downtown Arlington community. Cravens has been a driving force to revitalize downtown Arlington and make it the heart and soul of the city since the 1980s. He championed the revitalization effort by aligning community leaders, businesses, and residents to create a vibrant downtown as an economic engine for the city and a destination spot for businesses, residents and visitors.

Cravens’ vision helped shape the revitalization effort, giving downtown Arlington a strong sense of identity and making it the heart of the city again.

“For generations, Tom and his family have shaped Arlington through their selfless dedication and commitment to our community,” said Tony Rutigliano, president and CEO of the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation. “I have the honor of carrying out the vision to rejuvenate downtown. Tom has been an inspiration to our city and we are privileged to honor him with our Dream Builder Award.”

Joining Rutigliano in presenting the award was DAMC Board Member Debi Knoblock, Assistant Vice President of Relationships and Opportunity at Texas Trust Credit Union. Texas Trust conceived the Dream Builder Award and worked with DAMC to establish it as a way to honor citizens who have helped make Arlington the American Dream City.

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About Texas Trust Credit Union

Texas Trust is a full-service financial institution serving the residents and businesses of Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties with 16 branches located in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, DeSoto, Hurst, and Athens. With assets of $950 million, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 19th largest in Texas.                                              

About Downtown Arlington

Recently designated an official Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Downtown Arlington, Texas blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. Downtown Arlington brings together a plethora of cultures and inspirations with a character all its own.