Harold Eavenson, became 2nd Vice President at the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June.
He will become the 76th President of NSA in June 2017, the 5th Sheriff from Texas to serve in this position, and the first in almost twenty years. There are approximately 3,008 Sheriffs in the United States, and almost all are elected to this position by the citizens they serve.
Sheriff Eavenson is Chairman of the Resolutions Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, the Immigration and Border Security Committee, and the Audit Committee for NSA. He has served as Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas (SAT) for the past five years and also served one year on the Board of Directors of the SAT.
Eavenson has served as Sheriff of Rockwall County since January 2001, and has served in the following capacities since being elected: President of The Rockwall County Republican Men's Club in 2014 while being a member since 2001, four years on the Board of Directors of the YMCA, one year on the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), mentor at Rochelle Elementary for four years, and nine years on the Hawkes Scholarship Committee which is now coordinated by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club.
He was the recipient of the Ralph M. Hall Chairman's Award for his leadership, courage, vision and for exhibiting drive towards excellence, which sets an example for others to follow. This award was presented at the annual Reagan Day Dinner on March 21, 2015.
For the past two years, he has assisted in coordinating a fundraiser golf tournament for Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded 501 C (3) Nonprofit Organization which builds homes for young veterans who suffered multiple serious injuries including but not limited to multiple limb amputations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
HFOT has built over 190 specially designed homes in the United States for these young veterans. These two tournaments raised approximately $13,000.00 for HFOT. It will continue to be an annual fundraiser for HFOT and will be held each year at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club. He and his wife, Marcia, have lived in Rockwall since March 1988. They have two grown children, five grandchildren and two twin great granddaughters. They are members of the First Baptist Church in Rockwall. Marcia is a retired school teacher.