Of the nearly 300 Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) affiliates, only 85 received the “Gold Star” recognition. Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB) was one of them. The Gold Star indicates KFB went “…above and beyond the established requirements” and “…reported information on their mission and goals, answered questions about their economic development and diversity and inclusion practices, or participated in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs,” according to KTB. KTB specifically pointed out Friendswood’s successful implementation of programs to clean up litter, reduce and recycle waste, educate local citizens, and beautify and enhance the local community.
Originated in 1973 as the “Civic Beautification Committee” and later the “Community Appearance Board,” Keep Friendswood Beautiful is a city board of 20 volunteers dedicated to enhancing the aesthetic appearance of Friendswood and encouraging residents to take an active role in maintaining that appearance. KFB directs and coordinates management and planning of projects and education of the community, recommends budget and project priorities to City Council, seeks grants for funding opportunities, makes suggestions for conserving and protecting natural resources, and performs such other duties as the City Council may reasonably request.
“The Gold Star recognition of Keep Friendswood Beautiful is an additional confirmation that this group of dedicated volunteers continue to uphold the highest standards of using local resources to proactively educate and provide opportunities for beautification of our community,” said Natasha McAdoo, Chair, Keep Friendswood Beautiful.
“This latest Gold Star recognition of Keep Friendswood Beautiful’s positive impact is well deserved,” said Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman. “It’s amazing how this volunteer group has such a beneficial reach into our public spaces, neighborhoods and even the homes in Friendswood. I extend my congratulations to KFB members, and the City staff they work with, for this award.”
Gold Star communities will receive their award at the Keep Texas Beautiful Annual Conference in June.More: Home Space News