Congratulations to the 2020 GCAA Winners! 

We are proud to announce the winners of our 2020 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards: South Padre Island, Weston Lakes, Lago Vista, Levelland, White Settlement, Alvin, The Colony, Harlingen, Tyler, and Grand Prairie. Congratulations to all who applied! We will be sharing your scores with you sometime in April. 


For more than thirty years, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Awards to Texas communities for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their communities beautiful. 

This year, ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscaping awards from the Texas Department of Transportation, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way. A community’s environmental program is judged on achievements in seven areas:

  • Community Leadership and Coordination
  • Public Awareness and Outreach
  • Environmental Education
  • Beautification and Community Improvement
  • Litter Prevention and Cleanup
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Litter Law and Illegal Dumping Enforcement

If you have any questions regarding this year’s application, please reach out to Sara Nichols at