Grand Marshall Application

Grand Marshal Selection Policy


Grand Marshal

 The City of Friendswood extends the opportunity to the community to nominate a deserving individual to be the Grand Marshal for the City’s 4th of July Grand Parade.

Criteria for Candidates

Nominee will be selected on the basis of their contributions to the quality of life in Friendswood, through civic and/or social services; humanitarianism; personal achievements in the areas of the arts, sports, etc.; or based on the distinction that they have brought to Friendswood resulting from achievements elsewhere.

  •  Nominee must be in good standing in the community and be subject to a background check.
  •  Nominee should be a current or long-term past resident of Friendswood, Texas.
  •  Nominee must be willing to act as Grand Marshal.
  •  Nominee must be willing and able to attend the 4th of July Grand Parade.

Nominees must be willing and available to serve as Grand Marshal, including receiving acknowledgment at City Council, attending the Dignitary Breakfast, and leading the parade. People previously nominated but not selected may be nominated again.

Nominations must be submitted via application on the City’s website to the City Secretary at and received on or before March 1st of the year in which the parade will be held.   Applications also require signatures of three references, who are qualified voters of the City and have not signed as a reference or applicant for another nominee for Grand Marshal for the same year.  References may be contacted during the vetting process to obtain additional information.

Council Deliberation & Decision

Upon receipt of an application, the Mayor may direct staff and/or volunteer committee(s) to review applications and make recommendations prior to Council considering any appointment.

Council will review applications and any recommendations received and may appoint a Grand Marshal at a meeting of the City Council, if desired.

Grand Marshal Application

Please complete application linked below.