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  • Writer's pictureMegan McNair Mascarello

Smartscaping at the Heart of Houston: Celebrating Leadership and Community on MLK Day

January 17, 2024


As the sun rose over Houston on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, the Smartscaping team was gearing up for a momentous occasion. We had the honor of attending the Inauguration Ceremony of Houston's newly elected Mayor, John Whitmire. This event wasn't just a celebration of new leadership; it was a testament to the deep-rooted connection Smartscaping shares with the Houston community and its leaders.


A Commitment to Community and Leadership


Smartscaping has always been more than a company; we're a vital part of the Houston fabric. Our presence at the Inauguration Ceremony underlines our commitment to working alongside community leaders to transform not only Houston's landscape but also the lives of its people. Mayor Whitmire's vision for Houston aligns seamlessly with our mission – to create sustainable, beautiful, and functional outdoor spaces that serve and uplift the community.


Embracing the Spirit of MLK Day


As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we're reminded of Dr. King's enduring message of unity, service, and community. His famous words, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" resonate deeply with our ethos at Smartscaping. Our purpose extends beyond landscaping; it's about building a community that thrives together.


Smartscaping's Mission and MLK's Vision


Dr. King's dream of a community where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive mirrors our vision at Smartscaping. We believe in creating landscapes that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also inclusive, sustainable, and beneficial to the entire Houston community. Our projects aim to provide spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together, much like Dr. King's hope for a united community.


Looking Ahead


As Smartscaping continues to grow and evolve, our commitment to the Houston community remains unwavering. Attending Mayor Whitmire's Inauguration Ceremony was more than a symbolic gesture; it was a reaffirmation of our pledge to be at the forefront of community development and transformation in Houston.

As we observe MLK Day, let us all remember the importance of service, community, and working towards a greater good – principles that guide us every day at Smartscaping.


“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.





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