West U parks get top state award for excellence

March 8, 2016

Gold Medal AwardThe 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.”

From left to right: Friends of West U Parks Board Chair Mark Prescott, Parks Board Chair Kevin Boyle, Senior Services Board Chair Michelle Moore, and Friends of West U Parks Executive Director Donna LaMond

From left to right: Friends of West U Parks Board Chair Mark Prescott, Parks Board Chair Kevin Boyle, Senior Services Board Chair Michelle Moore, and Friends of West U Parks Executive Director Donna LaMond

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.

George Boehme

George Boehme is the publisher of InstantNewsWestU.com and West University Essentials magazine.

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