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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

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Fort Worth, Peterbilt honored at clean air awards

 

A. Lee Graham
Reporter

The city of Fort Worth has won Best Public Sector honors at the Ninth Annual Working for Clean Air Awards.


Sponsored by the North Texas Commission and held Nov. 7 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the annual program recognizes organizations in the region that demonstrate outstanding efforts to improve local air quality.
Taking honors as Best Public Sector Over 1,000 Employees was the city of Fort Worth, with the North Central Texas Council of Governments awarded that designation for an agency with fewer than 1,000 employees.


Taking top honors as North Texas Clean Air Champion was Peterbilt Motors Co., with The University of Texas at Arlington named Best University; Texas Instruments, Most Innovative; the city of Richardson, Best Large Fleet; TXU Energy, Best Small Fleet; Internal Revenue Service, Best Commuter Initiatives; and UT Southwestern Medical Center and Southern Methodist University tied for Best Business Operations.

The complete list of Working for Clean Air Award winners is:
Peterbilt Motors Company North Texas Clean Air Champion
Dallas Area Rapid Transit President's Award for Corporate Policy Excellence
Progressive Waste Solutions Best Private Sector Over 500 Employees
Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Best Private Sector 100-500 Employees
Go Green Couriers Best Private Sector Under 100 Employees
City of Fort Worth Best Public Sector Over 1,000 Employees
North Central Texas Council of Governments Best Public Sector Under 1,000 Employees
The University of Texas at Arlington Best University
Texas Instruments Most Innovative
City of Richardson Best Large Fleet
TXU Energy Best Small Fleet
UT Southwestern Medical Center (tie) Best Business Operations
Southern Methodist University (tie) Best Business Operations
Internal Revenue Service Best Commuter Initiatives
Shelbron Barnes (Texas Instruments) Best Employee for Clean Air
 

A complete list of winners is available at http://www.ntc-dfw.org/
 

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