Irving Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Excellence Award Ten Winning Communities Receive State Environmental Award and Share $2 Million in Prize Money
The award is one of the most coveted annual honors for environmental and community improvement in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a panel of diverse, multi-sectoral judges on achievement in seven areas of environmental and community improvement: public outreach and awareness, environmental education, community beautification and improvement, waste prevention and cleaning, solid waste management, waste law. and combating illegal dumping.
“Irving is very proud to receive this honor,” said Scott Wilson, president of Keep Irving Beautiful. “It represents the dedication of those in this community working together toward a common goal of making Irving a better place to live, work and play. This is an award for the whole 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 at KTB’s annual conference, which will be held in Austin, TX June 27-June 29, with an awards dinner and presentation on the evening of June 29. Other winning communities include Salado, Richwood, Lucas, Woodway, Katy, Canyon Lake, Grapevine, Rowlett and Allen.
To learn more about the GCAA and this year’s winners, visit ktb.org/gcaa.
About Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play by deploying resources for community improvement projects, cleanups, and youth engagement efforts in the whole state. Through our Keep Texas Recycling program, we provide assistance and education to support recycling in rural and underserved communities.
Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action by providing them with tools, resources and training. Our field work includes researching waste reduction best practices as well as developing community programs to prevent the flow of waste into the Gulf.
Founded in 1967, the work of Keep Texas Beautiful is driven by its network of nearly 300 member-affiliated communities, volunteers, and supporters that reach 17 million Texans each year. For more information and to find your nearest affiliate, visit www.krb.org.
The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of highways and supporting air, sea, rail, and public transportation across the state. Through collaboration and leadership, we provide a safe, reliable and integrated transportation system that keeps people and goods moving. Learn more at TxDOT.gov. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The city of Irving ranks #1 per capita among cities with at least 5 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters with a population over 100,000. Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving continues to attract top talent from around the world.