2017 Air Central Texas Awards
The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is excited to announce the 2017 Air Central Texas Awards. The Air Central Texas Awards celebrate the organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions regional air quality in Central Texas and to promote future action on the part of the community to support the goals of the region’s ongoing air quality planning efforts.
- Air Central Texas Public Sector Award - recognizes action in the public sector that has help improved/protect regional air quality in the past year.
- Air Central Texas Private/Non-Profit Sector Award - recognizes action in the private or non-profit sectors that has help improved/protect regional air quality in the past year.
- Air Central Texas Media Award - recognizes outstanding media coverage (TV, print, radio, or digital) of air quality issues in the region.
- Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership Award - recognizes an individual who has had a significant and lasting impact on Central Texas air quality.
2017 Air Central Texas Awards Recipients
The Air Central Texas Public Sector Award
City of Austin – Transportation Department was awarded the Public Sector award for the Smart Commute Rewards program that incentivizes employees to change their commuting behaviors from single occupant vehicle use to more sustainable commuting options.
Air Central Texas Private/Non-Profit Sector Award
Movability Austin was awarded the Private/Non-Profit Sector award for working with employers to improve access and mobility by helping employees and visitors find and use viable travel options to reduce driving alone at rush hour.
Air Central Texas Media Award
Emmis Communications Austin was awarded the Media awards for being a key media partner supporting the regional air quality messaging for at least a decade
Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership Award
Cathy Stephens from the Travis County Government was awarded the Bill Gill Central Texas Air Quality Leadership award for her career work helping to pass legislation to allow designations of near non-attainment areas in Texas, helping pass idling legislation, and was a key staff member in getting Travis and Williamson counties to be the only counties in the country to voluntarily implement a mandatory Vehicle Inspection & Maintenance program.
Air Central Texas would like to thank all of the 2017 Air Central Texas Awards nominees: City of Round Rock, Travis County Constable Stacy Suits, Endeavor Real Estate Group, Silicon Labs, CBS Austin – Weather Team, and David Allen from the University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about previous Air Central Texas Awards.