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Richardson Honored for Improving Air Quality in North Texas
Posted Date: 11/11/2013 7:00 AM

The City of Richardson has been named a winner of the 2013 Working for Clean Air Award in the Best Large Fleet category, recognizing its outstanding work to reduce emissions from City vehicles.

The honor was presented by the North Texas Commission at the 9th annual Working for Clean Air Awards reception, held on Nov. 7 at DFW International Airport’s Corporate Aviation Facility. At the awards reception, Dan Frakes, Manager of Vehicle Fuels & Advanced Technology Policy for General Motors, gave a special keynote address.

“We are honored and proud to be recognized by the North Texas Commission for our efforts to protect and improve air quality in North Texas,” said Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka. “The Working for Clean Air Awards program is a great way to recognize businesses, organization and municipalities who are all stewards of this significant cause. We are so delighted by the efforts of so many in our community to be a leader in this initiative, which supports the City Council’s key environmental goals.”

The Working for Clean Air Awards program, administered by the North Texas Commission (NTC), recognizes area businesses, non-profit organizations, universities, and governmental entities that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve regional air quality. The City of Richardson was chosen from more than 25 organizations that applied for award consideration. Richardson was one of only two Metroplex cities that received a Clean Air Award.

About the North Texas Commission
Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas region. The North Texas Commission improves the economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by marketing the region, promoting collaboration and advocating on critical issues.

About the City of Richardson
Known globally for its high-tech business leadership, the City of Richardson also offers a high quality of life, diverse array of neighborhoods, convenient Metroplex location, multi-modal transportation infrastructure and outstanding City services. Richardson has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top places to live and work by the national media, and the City remains dedicated to continuous improvement, as well as to the principles of open government and two-way communications with residents. To learn more, visit www.cor.net.