New Mexico Tourism Department officials today recognized 13 New Mexico communities and organizations for their efforts at local beautification at the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Awards ceremony at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe.
The purpose of the awards is to recognize communities and organizations for their efforts to make their communities cleaner, more beautiful and overall, making a difference by improving their community’s surrounding
“Governor Bill Richardson issued a challenge that all New Mexicans do their part to keep New Mexico clean and beautiful,” said Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, “positively impacting not
only on their community, but the entire state as well.”
Last year the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Program awarded $609,000 to 52 communities and Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc. A program of the New Mexico Tourism Department, it was created by the Litter Control and
Beautification Act of 1985 and is affiliated with the national organization Keep America Beautiful, Inc. The program is charged with coordinating statewide litter control and beautification efforts.
Honored with Community Recognition awards today were:
• Gold – The Village of Los Lunas and the Village of Mosquero