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Posted on: December 5, 2017

2017 Outstanding Citizenship Award Recipients Announced

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At a recentTown Council meeting, Mayor Hayden and Committee Chair, Kathy O’Keefe announced the recipients of the 2017 Flower Mound Outstanding Citizenship Award. This award is designed to recognize an outstanding individual and group organization that demonstrates exemplary service to the community. A total of 13 applications were considered (four groups, and nine individuals).

In the individual category, Marilyn Lawson was recognized with the Outstanding Citizenship Award. As a Flower Mound residents of more than 20 years, Marilyn has tirelessly devoted her time to helping make our Town a beautiful place to live. Marilyn has volunteered with Keep Flower Mound Beautiful since 2005, and has been President and Treasurer since 2010, organizing numerous community clean-ups, recycling initiatives, and environmental fairs over the years. In 2013, Marilyn founded the Lend-A-Hand program, which helps homeowners that are unable to take care of home repairs due to age, illness, or loss of income. Earlier this year, she was instrumental in securing the 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for KFMB, resulting in an upcoming $250,000 landscaping project along a local TxDOT roadway in Flower Mound. Congratulations, Marilyn, and thank you for all you do for our community!

In the group category, the Flower Mound Garden Club was recognized with the Outstanding Citizenship Award. The Club formed in 2015, with a few simple goals in mind – to help promote an interest in gardening; spread beauty; educate productive gardening; and foster civic pride in houses, condos, and apartments in Town. The Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month, and often includes expert speakers, demonstrations, and project planning. The group participates in Keep Flower Mound Beautiful events, like the spring and fall Trash Bash and Environmental Fair, and also maintains a flower bed at Parker Square Park. Congrats to the Flower Mound Garden Club! For more information, please visit the group’s Facebook page.

Award winners will have their name placed on a wall plaque displayed at Town Hall as well as receive a trophy, an engraved brick at the Library, in addition to other honors.

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