Heath Upgraded from Silver to Gold Status
The City of Heath was not only re-certified as a Texas Scenic City in 2016, but was upgraded from the Silver to Gold status.
The new designation was presented at a reception held during the Texas Municipal League’s 2016 Annual Conference in Austin last week. Mayor Brian Berry (front center) along with Councilmembers Rich Krause (front left) and John Main (front right) accepted the honor presented by Scenic City representatives (back).
Scenic City Texas’ certification program recognizes Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. Once the certification is earned, cities must re-apply every five years and be evaluated by over 70 strict criteria ranging from sign, lighting, litter and graffiti ordinances to parks, trails and open spaces.
Other D/FW area cities earning the certification in 2016 included Fort Worth, Frisco, Fairview, Cedar Hill, Denton and North Richland Hills. Only 66 statewide have earned this distinction.