City of Alpine/Keep Alpine Beautiful Honored at Governor's Mansion

City of Alpine/Keep Alpine Beautiful Honored at Governor's Mansion

City of Alpine/Keep Alpine Beautiful Honored at Governor's Mansion for Winning 2024 Governor's Community Achievement Awards

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Presents Governor’s Proclamation to City of Alpine/Keep Alpine Beautiful at the Governor’s Mansion

City of Alpine - June 19, 2024 – City of Alpine/Keep Alpine Beautiful was celebrated at a prestigious reception at the Governor's Mansion on June 19th, honoring its remarkable achievement in winning the 2024 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA). Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and the Keep Texas Beautiful Board of Directors hosted the event. Mrs. Abbott presented City of Alpine a proclamation signed by Governor Greg Abbott to recognize receiving the award during the celebration.

The GCAA is one of Texas's most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors. Communities are evaluated by a diverse panel of judges on their achievements across seven key areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, and litter law and illegal dumping enforcement. The awards are distributed across ten population categories, with the size of the landscaping prizes corresponding to the community’s population. The other winning communities are Argyle, Whitesboro, Seabrook, Anna, Del Rio, Little Elm, San Marcos, Pearland, and Garland.

Suzanne Kho, Keep Texas Beautiful’s Executive Director, said “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Texans who come together to enhance the beauty and sustainability of their communities. We were honored that their work was recognized by the Governor and First Lady, who graciously shared their home with us."

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has recognized Texas communities through the GCAA for 55 years. This year, The City of Alpine will receive a prize of $130,000.00 for a landscaping project. This project will be executed in collaboration with TxDOT along a state-maintained road, showcasing the community's commitment to environmental and aesthetic improvement.


About GCAA
Each year, the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in seven areas: community leadership and coordination, public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, and litter law and illegal dumping enforcement. This award is presented by @KeepTxBeautiful and @TxDOT.


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