What an honor! Austin City Councilwoman, Katie Tovo, presents Sheila Bostick, our Senior Vice President, with a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Austin for Benchmark Bank’s extraordinary efforts in preservation of a historic tree on our property. The certificate proclaims:
For their community efforts and extraordinary preservation work to care for the prominent Dreyfus Oak, Benchmark Bank is deserving of public acclaim and recognition. To preserve the heritage tree located on their property, Benchmark Bank met with neighborhood representatives, then had mitigation work done to the tree’s canopy to reduce the risk and also enhanced the surrounding soil. Benchmark Bank went above and beyond the City’s requirements and serve as an example of admirable stewardship of Austin’s precious urban forest. This certificate is presented in recognition of their sensitivity to the needs of the community, while addressing a public health and safety issue a the same time.
We are proud to help preserve the Dreyfus Oak Tree, an Austin “landmark”, that is located on our corner!