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Congratulations to Our Scenic Cities!

13 Cities Earn Prominent Scenic City Certification

Thirteen cities across Texas have been awarded 2018 Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas.  Four cities earned first-time certification, and nine cities are have earned Scenic City re-certification.

The Scenic City Certification Program is the only program of its kind in the United States to devise a comprehensive set of model standards for the design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one evaluation program. Any Texas city may apply to the Scenic City Certification Program for an objective review of its existing municipal infrastructure ordinances as they relate to the model standards. Assessment is points-based, and every city applicant receives a detailed, scored evaluation that identifies both strengths and areas for improvement. Official certification is earned by cities that score points in the upper range and meet threshold standards for landscaping, tree planting and sign regulation.

These cities will be honored with their Scenic City Certification awards at a reception on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at The Omni Fort Worth during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference Week.  Read the Texas-wide press release.

Joining Scenic Texas as partners in the Scenic City Certification Program are the Texas Municipal League, Urban Land Institute – Austin, Urban Land Institute – Houston, Urban Land Institute – San Antonio, American Planning Association Texas, Houston-Galveston Area Council, American Council of Engineering Companies Houston, Hill Country Alliance, Keep Texas Beautiful, Texas Downtown Association, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Historical Commission, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Scenic Houston and Scenic America. Learn more at www.sceniccitycertification.org.

We recognize and commend the following cities for first-time certification or re-certification in 2018:


Nacogdoches Duncanville Corinth Fort Worth Bee Cave
Seabrook Manor Little Elm  McKinney
Pharr  Rockwall
West University Place
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