Lago Vista Receives Prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Award
Lago Vista Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award
1 April 2020
LAGO VISTA – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Lago Vista as one of ten winners of the 2020 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more than 50 years. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Lago Vista will receive $130,000 for a landscaping project.
The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a group of diverse, multi-sector judges on achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, litter law, and illegal dumping enforcement.
The City of Lago Vista and Keep Lago Vista Beautiful (KLVB) have partnered together to develop a strong community development team, focused on maintaining our beauty and educating our citizens on how to protect our natural amenities. Our team received second place in 2018 and made a dedicated effort in 2019 to do more, be better, and get more individuals involved in keeping our Lago beautiful.
The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with TxDOT providing landscaping award funding since 1985. Lago Vista will receive its award at the GCAA Gala on Tuesday, September 29 in Houston during KTB’s Annual Conference. Other winning communities include South Padre Island, Weston Lakes, Levelland, White Settlement, Alvin, The Colony, Harlingen, Tyler, and Grand Prairie.
To learn more about GCAA and this year’s winners, visit ktb.org/gcaa.
The City of Lago Vista is a home rule municipality located in the Hill Country of Travis County, TX. The City was incorporated in 1984 and operates under the council-manager form of government with a Mayor and six Council members. The current population of Lago Vista is estimated at 8,046.