Many state awards were given in early December to Keep Cobb Beautiful, the South Cobb Lions Club, Cobb Police Officer Nathalie Jegg, Dr. Jonathan A. Jenkins, Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid and KCB Executive Director Kimberly White. (Courtesy of Keep Cobb Beautiful)

Keep Cobb Beautiful receives state awards

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.

Information: KeepCobbBeautiful.org

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