Awards & Recognition

John A. Sasso Award


The City of McKinney Housing and Community Development Department was one of 20 jurisdictions in the country to be recognized by the National Community Development Association (NCDA) with the John A. Sasso Award at the recent national conference in Columbus, Ohio. Community Services Administrator Shirletta Best presented the award to City Council at an August 2014 regular City Council meeting.

2014 marked the national 40th anniversary of the CDBG program.

McKinney was chosen as a recipient of the Sasso Award based on their Community Development Week celebration this year, where nearly 800 participants joined in a variety of events such as tours of CDBG-funded non-profit agencies, a fair housing workshop, a networking event, neighborhood revitalization projects and the city's community shred day. Please view the video below to see highlights of the Housing Rehabilitation Program.