Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently name Keep Midland Beautiful a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 57 affiliates of KTB's nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the membership recognition highest status any community affiliate can achieve.
To remain in good standing with KTB, community affiliates must submit a report, pay dues, attend training, and participate in a KTB-endorsed activity annually. In 2004, the organization introduced the concept of Gold Star recognition to reward those communities who sought to go above and beyond the established requirements. To achieve this status, affiliates must share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their economic development and diversity and inclusion practices or participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards or Governor's Community Achievement Awards programs and provide a letter of support from their community. KTB will formally recognize Gold Star communities during its 53rd Annual Conference, held in Houston on September 28-30.