Keep Louisiana Beautiful

PRESS RELEASE:

Individuals commended for their exemplary efforts in promoting a clean and beautiful Louisiana

Mandeville, LA. – Nearly 140 guests arrived at the Heidelberg Ballroom in the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center last week to honor those awarded the distinction of Everyday Heroes by Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) for their extraordinary efforts in furthering the organization’s mission to “promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.” The keynote address was delivered by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, who spoke to Louisiana’s beauty, strength and brighter days ahead.

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The list of honorees included:

Andrew R. Johnson, IV | The Alice Foster Award presented by Troy West, son of former First Lady Alice Foster.

Louisiana’s former First Lady, Alice Foster, played a crucial role in beautification and preservation efforts across the state in helping to launch Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The Alice Foster Award is KLB’s highest award recognizing an individual for their exceptional leadership and contribution to KLB’s mission.

Wayne Heckford |The Golden Can Award presented by Dr. Susan Strain and Commissioner Mike Strain.

This award recognizes a public servant who displays a deep commitment to KLB’s mission in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty.

Glass Half Full | The Most Innovative Program Award presented by LDEQ Secretary Chuck Brown

This award recognizes a successful beautification, litter prevention, recycling, or waste reduction program led by a school, civic group, non-profit or KAB affiliate.

Keep Abita Beautiful and Keep West Monroe Beautiful | The Outstanding Affiliate Award presented by KLB Executive Director Susan Russell and benefactor E. J. Forgotston

This award recognizes a Keep America Beautiful affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative and diverse programming, and community engagement.

Thomas “Trey” Brownfield, III | Outstanding Affiliate Director Award presented by Commissioner Jay Dardenne

This award recognizes a Keep America Beautiful affiliate director who demonstrates exceptional leadership and dedication to their affiliate organization.

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Circle of Excellence Awards

Keep Louisiana Beautiful also recognized and celebrated 29 state affiliates which had met KLB’s standard of excellence. Those affiliates are: Keep Abbeville Beautiful, Keep Abita Beautiful, Keep Ascension Beautiful, Keep Assumption Beautiful, Keep Bossier Beautiful, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, Keep DeRidder Beautiful, Keep DeSoto Beautiful, Keep East Feliciana Beautiful, Keep Eunice Beautiful, Keep Hammond Beautiful, Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful, Keep Lacombe Beautiful, Keep Lafayette Beautiful, Keep Lake Charles Beautiful, Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Keep New Orleans Beautiful, Keep Ouachita Beautiful, Shreveport Green, Keep Slidell Beautiful, Keep St. James Beautiful, Keep St. John Beautiful, Keep St. Mary Beautiful, Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful , Keep Union Beautiful, Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful, and Keep West Monroe Beautiful.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is the state’s anti‐litter and community improvement organization. Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is comprised of a network of 40 affiliates in communities throughout the state. For more information, visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.

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