Many in the Keep Cobb Beautiful organization and Cobb County were recognized in early December at Keep Georgia Beautiful’s awards luncheon:
- State Award: Litter Prevention Category - South Cobb Lions Club. Recognizes statewide efforts of a civic group that changes attitudes and behaviors about littering in a community.
- State Award: Community Improvement - Keep Cobb Beautiful. Recognizes efforts of a government agency that has worked to change littering attitudes and behaviors, minimized the impact of waste and promoted recycling in a community.
- State Award: Waste Reduction and Recycling – Keep Cobb Beautiful. Recognizes efforts of a government agency to minimize the impact of waste and promote recycling and/or methods of responsible waste handling in a community.
- Law Enforcement Official of the Year Award: Cobb Police Officer Nathalie Jegg. Honors an individual who is directly employed in law enforcement or related activities by a city or county government and the nominee has shown leadership in environmental enforcement efforts.
- Public Works Employee: Dr. Jonathan A. Jenkins. Honors an individual who is directly employed in solid waste or related activities by a city or county public works department and who demonstrates an ongoing commitment in his or her job to promote environmental sustainability and support the mission of Keep America Beautiful.
- Affiliate Innovation: Keep Cobb Beautiful. This award is given to Keep America Beautiful affiliates that are using new, unique ideas or methods; nontraditional approaches to solving challenges or something that hasn’t been done before.
- Elected Official: Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid. Honors a local, state or federal elected official who has made a strong commitment to the community environment by supporting litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, community greening and/or local affiliate activities.
- Affiliate of the Year Award: Keep Cobb Beautiful. Honors an affiliate and its volunteers for their efforts to create a more beautiful, cleaner and improved environment. Affiliates are scored on program activities in beautification, community greening, litter prevention, community revitalization, recycling, waste reduction and environmental education.
- Executive Director of the Year Award: Kimberly White. Recognizes outstanding leadership, commitment, determination and dedication to the Keep America Beautiful mission, ideals and process.