Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Allen as one of ten winners of the 2016 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) 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; Allen will receive $270,000 for a landscaping project along a state maintained right-of-way.
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.
The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities for more than 49 years, with TxDOT providing landscape funding since 1986. KTB will formally recognize and award Allen during its 49th Annual Conference in Sugar Land in June.
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. Allen has been a Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate since 1998.