Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

Herbert h. rourke - 1966 (Covell)

Rourke was a State Farm Agent whom everyone liked. The Sacramento Bee said that he was cited for his years of contributions as a “keystone” leader in the community.

—Former [1952] President of the Davis Area Chamber of Commerce and [1966] a Director

—Headed the recent Salute to the University of California, which drew Northern California business leaders and writers to Davis

—Past President of the Luther Laymen’s League of Northern California and Nevada.

—Supervised construction of the Davis Lutheran Church

—Traveled each weekend for 28 weekends to Bijou, Lake Tahoe, to work in the building of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church there.  

—President of Davis Rotary

—On the City’s 1958 Business License and Ordinance Committee. Appointed from 1955-57 to the committee to study Davis’s overall public works planning and financing

—Appointed to Davis’s Urban Renewal Advising Committee in 1955, where he served on the Bond Issue Committee, Sales Tax Committee, and Capital Improvement Committee from 1955–57


Presented by Chamber President Bill Streng July 4