Governor's Community Achievement Award

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 (Mesquite, Texas) – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Mesquite as one of 10 winners of the 2014 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for outstanding community improvement.  The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation; Mesquite will receive $290,000 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.         

Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement 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.