Congratulations to Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful for winning the Keep Texas Beautiful Governor's Community Achievement Award for outstanding community improvement and a $250,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The funding will be used for landscaping improvements along one of the state maintained roadways in our community. This honor is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our Keep NRH Beautiful commission members and volunteers and is something for all NRH residents to be proud of. The Governor's Community Achievement Award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful was selected for this honor based on its achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas including: 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.
The award was presented during the July 11, 2016 City Council Meeting. Pictured left to right are Mayor Pro Tem Tim Welch, commission member Amy Steele, Mayor Oscar Trevino, commission member Mi’Shon Landry, commission member Justin Welborn, commission chair Kathy Luppy, Kimberly Phillips White from the TxDOT Fort Worth District and Assistant Neighborhood Services Director Debbie York. Keep NRH Beautiful commission members not pictured are Sandra Totty, Doris Tipps, Donah Tyner and Holly Bullington.
This marks the third time NRH has received the Governor’s Community Achievement Award. Prior awards, along with TxDOT grant funding, were presented in 2005 and 2010. Those awards funded the Emerald Hills Bike Plaza and median improvements and landscaping on Boulevard 26 at Loop 820. Keep NRH Beautiful was also recently honored with Keep Texas Beautiful’s Sustained Excellence Award and Gold Star Affiliate Award. Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. North Richland Hills has been a Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate for over 20 years. The following video from Keep Texas Beautiful highlights the many programs and services Keep NRH Beautiful offers for our community.
If you or your organization are interested in participating in Keep NRH?Beautiful programs, please contact Debbie York at 817-427-6651 or email Debbie York.