FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Borger Honored with Texas Planning Award as Community of the Year
BORGER, TEXAS - November 13, 2023 - The City of Borger proudly announces its receipt of the prestigious Texas Planning Award for Community of the Year from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. This recognition acknowledges the city's outstanding commitment to planning excellence and community development.
The award ceremony, held in Corpus Christi on November 10th, was a momentous occasion attended by key city representatives, including Mayor Karen Felker, Council Member Pete Loftis, Council Member Kim Perez, and City Manager Garrett Spradling. Their presence underscored the collective effort and dedication invested in positioning Borger as a leading community in Texas.
Expressing her pride, Mayor Felker remarked, "I am extremely proud of this award and the recognition it brings to our community. It is a testament to our community’s resilience, progress, and hard work." Mayor Felker emphasized the collaborative spirit that has driven Borger's success.
City Manager Garrett Spradling echoed these sentiments: "This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of our city staff and community partners over the past five years. It could not have been achieved without the unwavering support and vision of our City Council." Spradling emphasized that the award signifies Borger's continued leadership in the Panhandle and the State, representing the City’s Boomtown PRIDE values.
The Texas Planning Award as Community of the Year reflects Borger's commitment to originality, innovation, engagement, implementation, effectiveness, quality, and dedication to strategic and comprehensive planning. This recognition showcases Borger's continued progress and supports the city’s motto: “Where Opportunity Booms!”