Mesquite recently earned the highest designation from Scenic Texas certification program for the City’s demonstrated commitment to high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and spaces.
City officials received the 2023 Platinum Scenic City Certification award in Dallas during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference on Oct. 5.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Scenic Texas,” said City Manager Cliff Keheley. “Maintaining an attractive community has long been a strategic goal and objective of the City Council. A
clean, attractive city helps to boost property values, economic development opportunities and the quality of life in a community.”
The Scenic City program evaluates and recognizes Texas municipalities that implement standards that create a more scenic environment in their communities, which could include creating scenic roadways, preserving historic sites or improving parks and green spaces.
Mesquite is one of 23 cities in Texas to earn certifications in 2023. Certification is for five years and is awarded based on a comprehensive assessment of existing city ordinances for landscaping, tree planting, and sign regulation.
Mesquite has earned four consecutive certifications and has been a certified Scenic City since the program began in 2010.
“Scenic City Certification shines a light on Mesquite's strong commitment to high-quality municipal standards, scenic conservation, and public spaces,” said Brenda Dees, executive director of Scenic Texas. “This recognition is intended to support cities that have a long-range vision, and high-quality municipal standards, and we hope it incentivizes other Texas cities to follow Mesquite’s example.”
For more information about Scenic Texas, visit www.scenictexas.org.