Legacy Program

Legacy Program

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A gift to the Belton Legacy Program is a unique way to honor others through the beautification of parks and other areas throughout the City of Belton. Each donation offers a sense of belonging to the community while improving the quality of life and leaving a lasting benefit to future generations.
Each donation is customized to fit the vision of the donor and the surrounding area in which the donated item is to be placed.  The gift can be as simple as a tree or a bench, or a project with many items to be considered. All gifts to the City of Belton, through the Legacy Program are tax deductible.  

History of the Belton Legacy Program
The Belton Area of Chamber of Commerce initiated the development of the Legacy Program in response to several requests from residents who wanted to participate in a tree or bench dedication program similar to the ones in larger cities such as Austin or San Antonio. The Chamber left the task of developing the program to the Leadership Belton Program Class of 1999. The members of the original development team were:

Sharon Adair  Mark Collier Greg Pope
Amanda McPherson Jerry Samu  

 
Work on the project was completed in two separate phases. Adopted by the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Phase 1 provided for the annual planting of a native tree in one of the City’s parks in honor of the recipients of the two Chamber recognitions, Beltonian and Citizen of the Year. Phase 2 is the Belton Legacy Program. The Belton Legacy Program’s original goal was to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Belton to participate in the beautification of our parks through the purchase of a tree, bench or piece of park equipment in honor of, or in the memory of, someone.

The City Council of Belton approved the Belton Legacy Program and accepted administrative and maintenance responsibilities on November 13, 2003. The first customer of the program was former City of Belton Mayor Bill Homes, whose Bur Oak tree was planted in Chisholm Trail Park on Wednesday, January 28, 2004.

For more information on how to leave a lasting legacy in the community, we invite you to review the following informational packet:

 Belton Legacy Program Information and Application

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