Cheri Shepherd, pictured second from left, announces to the Keep Gatesville Beautiful board members and volunteers that Gatesville has received the Governor’s Community Achievement Award. Shepherd said that the ten winning communities in Texas that received the award will share $2 million in prize money. Photo by David Scott
Gatesville recognized with governor’s award for community improvement
Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Gatesville as one of ten winners of the 2021 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for outstanding community improvement.
KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, 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; Gatesville will receive $180,000 for a landscaping project to beautify a right of way in the city.
The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas, according to a KTB release.
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