West U parks get top state award for excellence
The Texas Recreation and Park Society Institute honored the City of West University Place with its most prestigious award at its Annual Awards Ceremony on March 4 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
In receiving the Gold Medal Award, City Manager M. Christopher Peifer said, “The City of West University Place is so very honored to receive this recognition for the forethought of its elected officials and appointed board members over the years and the extraordinary giving nature of its residents which supported the investment and unceasing efforts of staff to create a premier program for a premier city.”
West University Place is the only city with a population of less than 20K to receive this designation in 2016.
The statewide Gold Medal Award honors communities that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, community programs and events, public input, environmental stewardship, program development, marketing and promotional efforts and agency recognition. Award nominees are measured on the ability to address the needs of those they serve.