The Houston-Galveston Area Council announces the third annual Our Great Region award winners, recognizing outstanding local projects advancing goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan. Our Great Region 2040 is a high-level plan focused on making the Gulf Coast region a better place to live, work, and succeed, as defined by measurable goals, by the year 2040.
Five local governments and organizations received awards across five categories, demonstrating innovative quality work focused on building a more vibrant region.
The Excellence Award, the highest honor, recognizes projects best advancing the vision of the Our Great Region 2040 plan.
- Avenue Community Development Corporation for the Avenue to Opportunity Project
The Connection Award honors projects advancing two or more of the Our Great Region 2040 plan’s strategies through innovative partnerships.
- Harris County Transit-RIDES Program for the RIDES Program
The Diligence Award honors an implemented project executing a creative and tenacious approach to overcoming challenges to implementation.
- West Houston Association for the West Houston 2060 Plan
The Opportunity Award honors a project helping overcome disparities in access to opportunity.
- Texas A&M University for the Resiliency Through Regeneration Plan
The Reach Award honors a project demonstrating exemplary public participation.
- The City of Houston for Complete Communities Project
Read more about the award-winning projects athttps://www.ograwards.org/2018-award-winners.html.
More information about H-GAC’s Our Great Region 2040 is available atwww.ourregion.org.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (www.h-gac.com) is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 7 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local government needs.