Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 02, 2011
Mayor Annise Parker joined Scenic Houston, http://www.scenichouston.org, in honoring Ann Lents as Scenic Houston's Scenic Visionary for 2011 at its annual benefit event held at the Houston Country Club Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
Ann Lents is a prominent attorney and the former President and CEO of the Center for Houston's Future. She has been an active civic volunteer dedicated to seeing Houston become a renowned city of parks, trails, inviting streetscapes and walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods. Her work in environmental matters and children's issues is playing a major role in shaping a better Houston.
Scenic Houston also presented Houston METRO with its Scenic Integrity Award. METRO was recognized for continuous pursuit of its goals to protect and enhance the natural environment and community character of the region it serves. In particular, METRO was lauded for keeping its transit vehicles and shelters free of commercial signage.
Scenic Houston's mission is to stop visual blight and improve the appearance of Houston's streetscapes. Enhancing the aesthetic, recreational and natural aspects of Houston creates a livable city that promotes prosperity and growth. Each year Scenic Houston honors individuals and organizations that fully support scenic efforts in the Houston region.
Scenic Houston, http://www.scenichouston.org, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Houston’s visual environment, and is the only non-profit entity focused on ending visual blight from billboards, signs and other roadside clutter in the City of Houston. Scenic Houston works to create attractive streetscapes, thoroughfares and highways that help maintain healthy neighborhoods, strengthen property values and attract new business. Scenic Houston provides expertise, research and programs to influence and support public policies that will improve the visual aspects of our region.