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Posted on: March 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Volunteer Spotlight March 2018

After acquiring his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, Roscoe Lee and his wife, Tuie, moved to Nassau Bay in 1967. As a NASA contractor, Roscoe supported the NASA Johnson Space Center in the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station Programs until his retirement in July 2016. During his 49+ year span, Roscoe received numerous awards, including a Group Presidential Medal of Honor Award for his work during the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission. 

Roscoe began his volunteer work when he was appointed to the Planning Commission, under the  sponsorship of Nassau Bay's first City Manager Howard Ward. Roscoe currently serves as Chairman of the Planning Commission and has served under every City Manager and Mayor. A significant accomplishment was the coordination and approval of the Fred Griffin application for a Planned Unit Development (PUD), which resulted in the development of Nassau Bay Town Square beginning in 2008. When asked why he continues to serve on the Commission, Roscoe jokingly responds "that the City doubles his salary every year". 

Roscoe is a charter member of the Parks Committee, for which he currently serves as Interim Chairman. In 1994, Roscoe worked with David Braun to raise funds for playground equipment in (now) David Braun Park, and also helped install the equipment with many other Nassau Bay residents. During his tenure on the Committee, he supported the development of comprehensive master plans for David Braun Park and Swan Lagoon Park. 

Roscoe has supported Beautification Day since Tuie, among others, initiated this program. He participated in the Galveston Bay Foundation planting of marsh grass on the shores of the Peninsula and works yearly on the annual peninsula clean-up. Since Hurricane Harvey, Roscoe, Tuie, and Justin volunteer to walk dogs from the Animal Shelter, resulting in their recent adoptions of Ziggy and Teddy. Roscoe and Tuie are proud to say that their sons, Jason and Justin were born and raised in Nassau Bay.

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