MAYOR & KIB ANNUAL AWARDS

Every year, KIB honors groups and individuals who have gone above and beyond to support the KIB mission and make our community a better place to live, work and play. We hold an awards ceremony each August to recognize these “environmental stars.”

 

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Keep Irving Beautiful will host the annual “Mayor and KIB Annual Awards” reception on Monday, August 6, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Irving.  Thirteen awards will be given in ten different categories.  Honorees are:

Youth Leadership Award:  Young Men’s Service League

Educator Award:  Kay Branch, Bowie Middle School

Educator Award:  Enrique Otero, North Lake College

Faith Group Award:  Oak View Baptist Church

Business and Industry Award:  i Fratelli Pizza

Business and Industry Award:  Fluor

Media Award:  City of Irving Communications Department

Civic Organization:  Irving Cares

Lifetime Achievement Award:  Teddie Story

Government Award: City of Irving Office of Emergency Management

Civil Servant Award: Officer Stephen Burres, Irving Police Department

KIB Hometown Award:  Bruce Burns

KIB Hometown Award:  John Danish

In addition, recipients of the 2017 Keep America Beautiful Awards and the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards will be honored.  Keep America Beautiful (KAB) presented awards at their annual National Conference in Dallas, where KIB received the President’s Circle Award and was one of only eight affiliates nationwide to receive the Sustained Excellence Award.  Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presented state awards at their annual conference in Georgetown, where KIB received the Gold Star Award, and the Sustained Excellence Award for the eleventh consecutive year, and Irving was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award, which is a $310,000 landscape grant from TxDOT.  Keep Irving Beautiful also nominated community partners for KTB state awards, which included:  City of Irving Water Utilities Department, which received First Place in the Government Program category, and Dr. Roy Vu, North Lake College history professor, who received the First Place Sadie Ray Graff Educator Award.

Congratulations to all our winners.

 

Categories
  • Youth Leadership Award: recognizes outstanding efforts made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, neighborhoods, parks, and/or communities.
  • Educator Award: honors those in the education field who encourage or demonstrate efforts to promote the KIB mission through environmental education.
  • Faith Group Award: recognizes outstanding contributions to the Irving environment by faith groups.
  • Business & Industry Award: recognizes businesses and business leaders with sound environmental principles supporting the Keep Irving Beautiful mission.
  • Media Award: recognizes the public awareness and education efforts of media in supporting environmental issues.
  • Civic Organization Award: honors civic associations for their leadership efforts in improving the community environment.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: honors an individual who has provided leadership in areas that support improving and enhancing the environment of Irving.
  • Civil Servant Award: recognizes professionals such as police officers, firefighters, prosecutors, judges or environmental compliance officers, who have supported the KIB mission through unique approaches to their duties.
  • Government Award: is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the Irving environment by government departments, divisions or agencies.
  • KIB Hometown Award: informal yet sincere,its purpose is to help residents recognize and show appreciation for contributions to Irving’s quality of life.

*Multiple awards may be given in each category.* 

Electronic and/or paper applications Must Be Received by KIB by Wednesday, June 20, 2018.    

For more information contact: 972-721-2175 or e-mail info@rockthegreen.org

PAST WINNERS

Keep Irving Beautiful will host the annual “Mayor and KIB Annual Awards” reception on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church of Irving.  Thirteen awards will be given in ten different categories. Honorees are:

  • Youth Leadership Award:  Boy Scout Troop 508
  • Educator Award:  Kelly Giddens, Barton Elementary
  • Educator Award:  Brandon Morton, North Lake College
  • Faith Group Award:  Baptist Benevolent Ministries of Irving (BBMOI)
  • Business and Industry Award:  FASTSIGNS Irving / Las Colinas
  • Business and Industry Award:  Verizon
  • Media Award:  Greater Irving/Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
  • Civic Organization:  DFW Humane Society
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Shareen Altum
  • Green Government Award: City of Irving Water Utilities Department
  • Civil Servant Award: Detective John Schingle, Irving Police Department
  • KIB Hometown Award:  Barry Allen
  • KIB Hometown Award:  David Palmer

In addition, recipients of the 2016 Keep America Beautiful Awards and the 2017 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards will be honored.  Keep America Beautiful (KAB) presented awards at their annual National Conference in Washington, D.C., where the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department won First Place in the Overall Community Improvement category.  Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included:  City of Irving Code Enforcement, which received a Second Place in the Government Program category.

Keep Irving Beautiful was also honored this year at both the state and national level.  KIB received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful and was one of only five affiliates to receive the Sustained Excellence Award.  KIB continued to maintain the Gold Star level with Keep Texas Beautiful, and also received the Sustained Excellence Award for the tenth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Keep Irving Beautiful will host the annual “Mayor and KIB Annual Awards” reception on Monday, August 8, 2016, at the First Baptist Church of Irving. Eleven awards will be given in Nine different categories. Honorees are:

  • Youth Leadership Award: Nimitz High School Future Farmers of America Chapter
  • Educator Award: Katherine Villarreal
  • Educator Award: Jose Parra
  • Faith Group Award: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Business and Industry Award: Acosta Marketing Group – Acosta Cares
  • Media Award: Rambler Newspaper
  • Civic Organization: Irving Noon Day Lions Club
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ken and Rosa Gordon
  • Green Government Award: City of Irving Traffic and Transportation Department
  • KIB Hometown Award: Sammy Romero
  • KIB Hometown Award: Joe Putnam

In addition, recipients of the 2016 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards will be honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included: Rambler Newspapers, which received Third Place in the Weekly Media Category; Verizon, which received a Third Place Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers Business and Industry award in the State/National category; and the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society from North Lake College, who took First Place in the Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Awards in the College and University Category.

Keep Irving Beautiful was also honored this year at both the state and national level. KIB received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful and was one of only six affiliates to receive the first Sustained Excellence Awards. KIB continued to maintain the Gold Star level with Keep Texas Beautiful, and also received the Sustained Excellence Award for the ninth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Keep Irving Beautiful will host the annual “Mayor and KIB Proud Partners Awards” reception on Monday, August 10, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Irving.  Twelve awards will be given in 10 different categories.  Honorees are:

  • Youth Leadership Award:  Girl Scout Troop 2871
  • Educator Award:  Thomas W. Keefe, University of Dallas
  • Faith Group Award:  Calvary Church
  • Business and Industry Award:  Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Business and Industry Award:  Don Herring Mitsubishi
  • Media Award:  Natural Awakenings Magazine, Bernice Butler – Editor
  • Civic Organization:  Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Dorothy Henry
  • Civil Servant Award:  Sergeant Joseph Palomar, Irving Police Department
  • Green Government Award: City of Irving Capital Improvement Program
  • KIB Hometown Award:  Nancy Medina
  • KIB Hometown Award:   Dennis Webb

In addition, recipients of the 2015 Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful Awards will be honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included:  Irving Community Television Network (ICTN), which received Third Place in the Electronic Media Category;   Arnold Martin, who won Second Place in the O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Category; and Margie Stipes,  who won Second Place in the KIB Leadership Category.  In the KAB National Awards, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School was honored with a First Place in the School Program Category.

Keep Irving Beautiful was also honored this year at both the state and national level.  KIB received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful as well as a 2ndplace Affiliate Award in the 200,000+ population category.  KIB continued to maintain the Gold Star level with Keep Texas Beautiful, and also received the Sustained Excellence Award for the eighth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Keep Irving Beautiful will host the annual “Mayor and KIB Proud Partners Awards” reception on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Irving. Eleven awards will be given in 10 different categories. Honorees include:

  • Youth Leadership Award (individual): Jenny Maique
  • Youth Leadership Award (group):  Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Educator Award: Christa Slejko, North Lake College
  • Faith Group Award: Chris Carathers, Irving North Christian Church
  • Business and Industry Award: Contech Engineered Solutions
  • Media Award: Deborah Fleck, Dallas Morning News
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Helen Chaplin
  • Civil Servant Award: Chief Victor Conley, Irving Fire Department
  • Green Government Award: Dr. Elba Garcia
  • KIB Hometown Award: Monica Ellington
  • KIB Hometown Award:  Allan Meagher

In addition, recipients of the 2014 Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful Awards will be honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included Emma’s House, which received the Citation of Merit in the Civic Organization Program Category,  the City of Irving Housing and Human Services Department, which won Honorable Mention in the Government Category, and Jim Scrivner, Energy Manager of the Irving ISD, who won First Place in the Sadie Ray Graff Educator Awards, Administrator Category.  In the KAB National Awards, VHA, Inc. was honored with a Distinguished Service Citation in the Business and Industry Category.

Keep Irving Beautiful was also honored this year at both the state and national level.  KIB received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful as well as a 2ndplace Affiliate Award in the 200,000+ population category for the third consecutive year.

KIB continued to maintain the Gold Star level with Keep Texas Beautiful, and also received the Sustained Excellence Award for the seventh consecutive year.  The biggest honor for KIB and the entire community was winning the Governor’s Community Achievement Award in population category 10, which included a $310,000 landscaping grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Keep Irving Beautiful hosted the annual “Mayor and KIB Proud Partners Awards” reception on Monday, August 12, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Irving. Twelve awards were given in ten different categories. Honorees include:

  • Youth Leadership Awards: Ikram Qadri
  • Educator Award: Bernard Manale, Nimitz High School
  • Educator Award : Dr. Roy Vu, North Lake College
  • Faith Group Award: Bear Creek Community Church
  • Business and Industry Award: Kayak Power
  • Media Award: Rambler Newspapers
  • Media Award: Irving Parent Magazine
  • Civic Organization Award: Emma’s House
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sharon Barbosa -Crain
  • Civil Servant Award: Police Chief Larry Boyd
  • Green Government Award: Linda Harper Brown
  • KIB Hometown Award: Gerald Farris

In addition, local nominees for the 2013 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards were honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included the City of Irving Public Works Department, which placed third in the Government Category, Margie Stipes, who placed third in the O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Category, and VHA, Inc., which placed first in the Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers Business and Industry Category.

On the state level, Keep Irving Beautiful was honored with the Gold Star and Sustained Excellence Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful, and received second place in the Governor’s Community Achievement Award in population category 10.

On the national level, KIB once again received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful, and a 2nd Place National Affiliate Award in its population category.

Congratulations to all our winners.

Keep Irving Beautiful held the annual “Mayor and KIB Proud Partners Awards” reception on Monday, August 06, at the First Baptist Church of Irving. Eleven awards were given in ten different categories. Honorees included:

  • Youth Leadership Awards:  Kids Mission  
  • Educator Award:  North Lake College Student Life Department
  • Faith Group Award:  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Business and Industry Award:  Googly Eyes and Craft Supplies
  • Media Award:  The Irving Rambler
  • Civic Organization Award:  Lynn Diaz, Irving Family YMCA
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Ruben and Sandy Franco
  • Civil Servant Award:  Irving Fire Department’s  Swiftwater Rescue Team
  • Green Government Award:  City of Irving Public Works Department
  • KIB Hometown Award:  Maria Parra
  • KIB Hometown Award:  Monica Atwell

In addition, local nominees for the 2012 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards were honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June.  Those nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included the City of Irving Public Works Department, in the Government Category, First Baptist Church of Irving, in the Civic Organization Category, and Nissan North America in the Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers Business and Industry Category, all of whom received Citations of Merit.

Keep Irving Beautiful was honored with the Gold Star and Sustained Excellence Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful, and received the President’s Circle Award and a 2nd Place National Affiliate Award in its population category from Keep America Beautiful.

Congratulations to all our winners.  Pictures are now posted on our Facebook page.

Here are your 2011 Mayor and Keep Irving Beautiful Proud Partners Award winners:

  •  Helen Bradley Youth Leadership Award – Individual: Edgar Cedillo
  •  Helen Bradley Youth Leadership Award  – Group: Nimitz High School Junior Historians
  •  Jack Singley Education Award: Veronica Rubio, Clifton Early Childhood School
  •  Dr. George W. Susat Senior Citizen Award: Elouise McMillian
  •  Faith Group Award: First Baptist Church of Irving Missions Group
  •  R.M. Hudson Business and Industry Award: Nissan North America 
  •  Iron Eyes Cody Media Award: Marie Raym, Publisher of The Burb
  •  Schulze-Brown Individual Leadership Award: Scott Layne
  •  Frank Pate Law Enforcement Award:  Irving Police Department’s Problem Solving Team
  •  Gregg Mays Green Government Award:  Irving Community Television Network 
  •  Ben Carpenter Vision Award: Irving ISD “Net Zero” Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
  •  KIB Hometown Award: Kerilyn Ngom 
  •  KIB Hometown Award: Thomas Gandy

The awards reception was held on Monday, August 1, at 6:30 at the First Baptist Church of Irving.  In addition to our KIB awards, we also honored the  Frito-Lay Irving Facility for their First Place Keep Texas Beautiful Award and their Keep America Beautiful Distinguished Service Citation, and the City of Irving Solid Waste Services Department for their Honorable Mention in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, City Government Category.

  • Helen Bradley Youth Leadership Awards: Karina Cedillo
  • Helen Bradley Youth Leadership Awards: Nimitz Junior Historians
  • Jack Singley Education Award: Elliott Green Team Teachers
  • Dr. George W. Susat Senior Citizen Award: Don and Helen Rice
  • Faith Group Award: South MacArthur Church of Christ
  • R.M. Hudson Business and Industry Award: VHA, Inc. and Frito-Lay Irving Facility
  • Iron Eyes Cody Media Award: The Irving Rambler
  • Schulze-Brown Individual Leadership Award: Doris Dickey
  • Gregg Mays Green Government Award: City of Irving Solid Waste Services
  • Ben Carpenter Vision Award: TXU Energy
  • KIB Hometown Awards: John Halsey
  • KIB Hometown Awards: Gary Whitehead

In addition, local winners of 2010 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards were honored. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), with over 350 affiliates statewide, presents awards in numerous categories at its annual State Conference each June. KTB award winners nominated by Keep Irving Beautiful included the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department, First Place in the Government Category, and Sally B. Elliott Elementary’s 5th Grade Green Team, Honorable Mention in the Youth Leadership Category. The Parks and Recreation DepartmentIrving Rambler, and Las Colinas Association all received Citations of Merit. Keep Irving Beautiful and the City of Irving received the highest honor from KTB and TxDOT as this years’ Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) winner in the largest population category. Irving will receive $310,000.00 in a landscaping award to be used along a TxDOT right of way in the city.

Awards were presented on August 3, 2009 by Mayor Herbert Gears and the Keep Irving Beautiful Board to the following:
  • Helen Bradley Youth Leadership Award: Maria Ramirez, Juan Ramirez, and the Woodmeade/Estelle Creek Kids Club (Tom and Andrea Wall, leaders)
  • Jack Singley Education AwardSherry Martinez (MacArthur High School)
  • Dr. George W. Susat Senior Citizen Award: Jan Schriefer
  • Faith Group Award: Knights of Columbus Council 5243
  • R.M. Hudson Business and Industry Award: Glory House Catering (Jo Ann Goin)
  • Iron Eyes Cody Media AwardThe Irving Rambler
  • Schulze-Brown Individual Leadership AwardLorraine Taylor
  • Frank Pate Law Enforcement AwardCity of Irving Code Enforcement
  • Gregg Mays Green Government Award: City of Irving Central Receiving
  • Ben Carpenter Vision AwardBest Buy Tag Teams, stores 1032 and 205
  • KIB Hometown AwardsNelle Ann Hunt and Kaye Whitehead 

In addition, local winners of 2009 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards were also honored.  First Place KTB awards winners included the Irving Lake Association (Civic Groups Category), the Irving Rambler (Media Category) and the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at North Lake College (Youth: Colleges and Universities Category). The City of Irving’s Code Enforcement and Parks and Recreation Departments received third place and honorable mention, respectively, in the Government categories.

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