Keep Brazos Beautiful Honored by Keep America Beautiful
for High Performance Achieved in 2011
Local Organization Recognized as Among the “Best of the Best” Nationwide
Bryan/College Station – Dec. 6, 2011 – Keep Brazos Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award at the President’s Circle Award Ceremony, which took place during Keep America Beautiful’s 58th annual National Conference in New Orleans, LA. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit to reduce litter, minimize waste, and beautify and improve their local communities. In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Brazos Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of excellence by conducting an annual Litter Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and engaging volunteers to take greater responsibility for their community environment. In addition, award recipients must conduct activities in Keep America Beautiful’s three core focus areas of litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification/community improvement.
“Keep America Beautiful is committed to making a simple premise work in communities across the nation –engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments,” said Keep America Beautiful President & CEO Matthew McKenna. “One of the national organization’s most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year. Our affiliates are providing real solutions to recycling access, community gardensand to problems like litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blights,” added McKenna. “By enabling people of all ages to participate in community improvement efforts, Keep Brazos Beautiful is represented among the best in promoting the values Keep America Beautiful espouses nationally.”
About Keep Brazos Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Brazos Beautiful, Inc. is a grassroots environmental educational organization founded August 25th, 1980 as the Beautify Brazos County Association, by J.C. “Jack” and Dorothy S. Miller. The organization incorporated as non-profit 501(c) 3 as Brazos Beautiful, Inc. in 1983 and became a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1986 and of Keep Texas Beautiful in 1993. The organizations name was changed to Keep Brazos Beautiful, Inc. in November 2001.
The mission of Keep Brazos Beautiful (KBB) is to educate and engage Brazos County citizens to keep our community clean, green and beautiful.
We work to accomplish this mission through programs that engage local volunteers to take greater responsibility for litter prevention and cleanup, recycling, waste minimization, and all forms of beautification and community improvement, thereby contributing to the economic vitality, safety, health and well being of our community. Keep Brazos Beautiful works to create strategic partnerships with governmental, business and civic groups and citizens to help them take positive action to improve the general environment of Brazos County. We feel strongly that keeping Bryan and College Station clean and beautiful should be the priority of every resident and visitor to our growing communities. Thousands of local volunteers work with us each year on our many award-winning programs. These ongoing programs strive to create litter and graffiti-free communities, alive with beautiful flowering crape myrtles and wildflowers, stately memorial trees, delightfully landscaped city entryways, parks and roadways, inspiring public art and murals, and sustainable neighborhood revitalization.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For additional information, visit www.kab.org.
(Austin, Texas)—Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named Keep Brazos Beautiful a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just 55 of KTB’s more than 360 affiliates in 2011. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve. Read more...
Pictured here is KBB’s Executive Director, Amy Reed, as she receives the Gold Star Award from KTB’s Executive Director, Cathie Gail.