Communities Receive Governor’s Community Achievement Awards

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently announced the winners of the 2018 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA), one of the most prestigious annual environmental awards in Texas. The communities of Irving, Salado, Nolanville, Brady, Seabrook, Katy, Lake Jackson, Grapevine, Baytown, and Abilene were selected by a panel of judges to share $2 million divided by population category from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), to be used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way within their communities.

The awards recognize the best grassroots environmental programs in the state and are awarded in 10 different population categories. Every community in Texas is eligible to apply for a Governor’s Community Achievement Award. A community’s environmental program is judged on achievements in seven different areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement and solid waste management.  

“We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with TxDOT on the GCAA Awards. Congratulations to each of the award winners for being recognized for their hard work to beautify communities across Texas,” said Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful. 

KTB will formally recognize and present the awards during its 51st Annual Conference in Georgetown scheduled for June 11-13.

Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT first began working together in the late 1960s and have shared the common goals of making Texas roadways more attractive and safe for motorists and encouraging tourism.

SOURCE Keep Texas Beautiful