Keep Smyrna Beautiful was recently recognized nationally for its excellence in service to the Smyrna community. The program took home two awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC late January.
The recognition include the 2012 First Place Non-Profit Litter Prevention Nationwide Award for Smyrna’s creative use of the “Littering Is Wrong, Too” campaign in addition to Adopt A Mile and other numerous litter prevention and litter cleanup programs.
Additionally, Keep Smyrna Beautiful brought home the 2012 Keep America Beautiful – 2nd Place National Affiliate Award (competing in population category 50,001-200,000), recognizing excellence in overall programming and results.
Angie Bolton, volunteer and Board Member with the program, who is also an IBM employee, was singled out among volunteers representing nearly 600 certified affiliates nationwide with the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award.
Bolton has been in active service to the Smyrna community for eight years, organizing volunteer projects that benefit the Smyrna community and local schools ranging from large-scale tree plantings and cleanup efforts to development of the Smyrna Community Garden.
The Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award was created in honor of the former First Lady’s contribution to beautification efforts across the country.
Keep Smyrna Beautiful Director, Ann Kirk and City of Smyrna Community Relations Director, Jennifer Bennett also served as opening day conference speakers on branding.