Highlighted Green Grand Prairie Programs
Watch the city's new "Green Grand Prairie" segment featured on Grand Prairie cable channel 16. The segment airs during the weekly news show, GP Update.
Episode 1: Stream Monitoring
Episode 2: Household Haz Waste
Episode 3: Composting Leaves
Episode 4: Efficient City Facilities
Keeping Grand Prairie Green
Featured Individual: Mrs. Ruthe Jackson
Public Service: First elected “at large” in 1985, re-elected in 1989 to represent District 5. Elected “at large” again in 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2008. She served on the city’s Public Safety and Health Committee and was named Deputy Mayor Pro Tem after nine terms as Mayor Pro Tem. Mrs. Jackson was elected to the Dallas County School Board for 18 years, and served as vice president for 11 of those years. She served on the Dallas County Historical Commission from 1975 to 1982. Mrs. Jackson married Vernon Jackson in 1944. She was preceded in death by her beloved "Mr. Jackson." Mrs. Jackson passed away on Aug. 9, 2013, at the age of 92. They have two daughters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Ruthe Jackson's Contributions
to a Greener Environment
In 1977, Mrs. Jackson was the first Texan to receive the Keep America Beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Award. In 2005, Mrs. Jackson was awarded the “Robert M. Artz Award for Citizen Volunteer and Leadership Contributions” by the National Recreation and Parks Association. In 2008, she was awarded the coveted United States President’s Volunteer Service Award, recognizing her many years of beautification and voluntary service to community. Mrs. Jackson was one of four women in Keep Texas Beautiful to receive the award from President Bush. Also in 2008, Mrs. Jackson received the Governor’s Texas Commission of Environmental Quality Texas Environmental Excellence Award for an Individual. In honoring her, Governor Perry and the Commission cited her four decades of service to the City of Grand Prairie, during which she consistently championed environmental education and conservation. She was also awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Urban Forestry Program for its 2009 Texas Community Forestry Awards program.
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