Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Allen, Texas as one of 10 winners of the 2012 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 will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation. Of this, Allen will receive $270,000 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.
Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and 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, illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and property improvement, and solid waste management.