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Keep Tyler Beautiful honored by Keep America Beautiful

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:15pm

Keep Tyler Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) President’s Circle Award during Keep America Beautiful’s 60th Anniversary National Conference, which recently took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building and sustaining vibrant communities.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Tyler Beautiful (KTyB) has met the standards for excellence by conducting activities in three core focus areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, beautification and community greening.

“One of Keep America Beautiful’s most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year,” said KAB President and CEO Matt McKenna. “Our affiliates are providing real solutions to local problems caused by litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blight by engaging volunteers of all ages in its effort to create a vibrant community.”

KTyB Board Chair, Phyllis Carlyle, says she is very proud of this recognition and the work done by Keep Tyler Beautiful.

“This award means a great deal to us,” Carlyle said. “It is great to be a part of making a difference in Tyler and this recognition is a welcome pat on the back for the board’s hard work.”

KTyB is a City of Tyler Advisory Board consisting of 11 volunteer members. The board’s purpose is to assist the City council in implementing a City wide program for the reduction of litter, the beautification of our public spaces and the community as a whole. The board plans, initiates, directs and participates in programs for litter control, education of the general public on matters of reducing waste, recycling materials and other issues of sustainability. Keep Tyler Beautiful is affiliated with both Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful and supports those agencies’ goals and missions.

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