The Keep Texas Beautiful Awards recognize the efforts of individuals and groups who make efforts to enhance their community and protect the Texas environment.
The 2016 KTB Award applications are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Applications will be available in the fall.
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2015 KTB AWARD WINNERS
The Keep Texas Beautiful Leadership Award is the most prestigious award Keep Texas Beautiful presents, this once in a lifetime distinction is awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding leadership in the areas of improving and enhancing the environment of their community, the state of Texas and beyond.
- Helen Beckman, Pearland
The O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Award recognizes senior citizens (age 55+) who demonstrate positive, dynamic and selfless public-spirited leadership in enhancing their local community environment during their lifetime. Learn about O.P. Schnabel.
- Female - Molly Hollar, Arlington
- Male - Billy Clark, Grand Prairie
- Team - David Vines and Mike Norten, Garland
Volunteer of the Year recognizes individuals who support the mission of KTB through extraordinary efforts and contribute to the betterment of their community.
The Ed Davis Litter Law Enforcement Award is a once in a lifetime award recognizing a law enforcement professional, such as a police officer, prosecutor, judge or environmental compliance officer, who has gone above and beyond in their approaches to enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. The first place winner will receive a $500 cash award. Learn about Ed Davis.
- Priscilla Sanchez, Mansfield
The Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award recognizes businesses with sound environmental principles supporting the KTB mission. Learn about Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers.
- Locally Owned - Recherché Furnishings, Inc., Rowlett
- State/National - ArcelorMittal Vinton, LLC, Vinton
The Government Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Texas environment made by government departments, divisions or agencies in the following categories:
- City (under 30,000 population) - Vinton Public Works, Vinton
- City (30,000 to 50,000 population) - City of San Marcos, San Marcos
- City (50,000 to 149,000 population) - City of Temple Solid Waste Services, Temple
- City (population 150,000+) - City of Plano, Plano
- Military - Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division, Fort Bliss
The Media Award recognizes the public awareness and education efforts of media in supporting environmental issues in the following categories:
- Electronic - City of Waco Municipal Information, Waco
- Print-Daily - The Baytown Sun, Baytown
- Print-Weekly - Fort Hood Sentinel & DPW Environmental, Fort Hood
- Print-Monthly - Sustainability & Environmental Education Division (SEED), Plano