2016 Governor's Community Achievement Award
Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful was honored in 2016 with 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 award was presented during the July 11, 2016 City Council Meeting.
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.
Keep NRH Beautiful was also honored in 2016 with Keep Texas Beautiful’s Sustained Excellence Award and Gold Star Affiliate Award.
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.
At the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful Conference, Keep NRH Beautiful was presented 3rd Place in the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards in Category 7; a Keep Texas Beautiful Sustained Excellence Award; and a Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate Award.
2013 & 2014
Keep NRH Beautiful won 2nd Place in the Governor’s Community Achievement Award. This award is given annually by Keep Texas Beautiful to communities with the best grassroots environmental programs. The award is a reflection of the combined efforts of Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful volunteers, city staff and the support of the City Council.
Keep NRH Beautiful board member Diane Spradling has been named the 3rd place winner in the Keep Texas Beautiful Volunteer of the Year Award. This state award recognizes individuals who've supported the mission of Keep Texas Beautiful through extraordinary efforts and contributed to the betterment of their community. Diane was nominated for her hard work on the Common Ground NRH Community Garden and work with Keep NRH Beautiful.
Keep NRH Beautiful was honored as one of 10 winners of the 2010 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 share $2 million in landscape grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, with North Richland Hills receiving $270,000 for a landscaping project along a local state highway.
Keep NRH Beautiful Chairperson Kathy Luppy was presented the Sade Ray Graff Award from Keep Texas Beautiful. This award recognizes those who promote environmental education and promote youth involvement.
Keep NRH Beautiful received the 2008-2009 Sustained Excellence Award from Keep Texas Beautiful. Keep NRH Beautiful was recognized for scoring 90 or above for the past 3 consecutive years on the Governor’s Community Achievement Award.
Keep NRH Beautiful and CitiCable NRH were recognized by Keep Texas Beautiful as the 1st place winner in the Media Awards Commercial/Promotional category. This award recognizes the public awareness and education efforts of media in supporting environmental issues.
Keep NRH Beautiful received 2nd place in the Governor’s Community Achievement Award for Category 7 (Population 50,001 – 100,000).