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Irving Receives Governor’s Community Achievement Award

Irving—Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recognized Irving as one of ten winners of the 2022 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more than 50 years. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Irving will receive $310,000 for a landscaping project.

The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a group of diverse, multi-sector judges on achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement.

“Irving is very proud to receive this honor,” Scott Wilson, Keep Irving Beautiful president, said. “It represents the dedication of those in this community who work together toward a common goal of making Irving a better place to live, work and play. This is an award for the entire community, and very well deserved.”

The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969 with TxDOT providing landscaping award funding since 1985. Irving will be honored during KTB’s Annual Conference, which will take place in Austin, TX from June 27 through June 29. Other winning communities include Salado, Richwood, Lucas, Woodway, Katy, Canyon Lake, Grapevine, Rowlett, and Allen.
SOURCE Keep Irving Beautiful