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The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development presented a plaque of appreciation to Commissioners Court at the December 19 meeting.The LRGVDC partnered with the Hidalgo County Budget and Management division for the Road to Recycling program. The program launched in June with a kickoff event that spanned 25 cities in Cameron, Willacy and Hidalgo counties.Rey Salazar, Director of Strategic Planning in the Budget and Management Department, accepted the plaque on behalf of the county from LRGVDC Executive Director Ron Garza."We would like to thank the LRGVDC for coordinating this program," said Pct. 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes. "Especially since it was during hurricane season, we were able to go out there in the trenches and assess more accurately." Through the strategic efforts of the regional program, a total of 42,000 tires were collected and will be recycled.