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Affiliate of the Month: Keep Nolanville Beautiful

By January 7, 2020No Comments

The City of Nolanville population 6200, is located in Bell County, about one hour north of Austin. Our proximity to Fort Hood military base greatly influences the diversity of our residents and our community values. Located in beautiful Central Texas, Nolanville is truly “A Great Place to Live.”

Keep Nolanville Beautiful (KNB) is an essential part of our community’s effort to beautify the city and improve our overall quality of life. Established in 2015, Keep Nolanville Beautiful is young but already making huge strides in our community.KNB operates under our Economic Development Corporation and has proved a great asset in prioritizing the perseveration of our natural landscape, planning greenspace and implementing complete street plans. Beyond the trash cleanups, KNB serves as a channel to increase community awareness, advocacy, and participation.

KNB volunteers before a cleanup in 2016.
Main Street Ribbon Cutting 2019, Council Members, Mayor, EDC Board Members and KNB volunteers.
One example of the GCAA-funded Main Street project

In 2018, Keep Nolanville Beautiful received the Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA), which enabled the City to make landscape additions during the renovation of our Main Street. Main Street now serves as a showcase of vibrant native plants that attract pollinators. Our Councilmember, Butch Reis, commented on how pleasant it was to watch the swarms of butterflies while waiting on the train. 

Recently, the Economic Development Corporation was able to purchase a corner on Main Street to retain as open space for the community where various events and markets are showcased alongside the beautiful landscape. We are so grateful for the timing of the GCAA. The GCAA provided a tipping point that has sparked change in our community by allowing us to improve our Main Street, the gateway to our city. ​

We are also thankful for all our volunteers and committed community members who strive to keep our town beautiful by recycling, keeping litter off our streets, and doing their part to beautify our town.

​Blog Post Written by Gloria Blauvelt, EDC Coordinator.