Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission works to inspire and educate individuals to prevent litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful.

Created by Act 1278 of 1997, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission operates as a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and is one of four state agencies that share proceeds from the Amendment 75 1/8-cent Conservation Tax. Our 1 percent of the 1/8-cent tax provides an annual budget of about $700,000. The commission consists of nine governor’s appointees; the executive director and a two-person staff manage our operations. The commission’s operation is directed by a staff of three and implemented statewide by volunteers.

Commissioners

Dr. Mark Elrod, Chairman
501-230-0829
Representing Congressional District 2

Mary Joe Rogers, Vice Chairwoman
870-904-8224
Representing Congressional District 4

Laurie Black
870-265-6416
Representing Congressional District 1

Brooks Coatney
479-208-0644
Representing Congressional District 3

Brenda Fendley
870-448-3824
Representing Congressional District 1

The Rev. Dr. Thurston B. Lamb
501-320-3027
Representing Congressional District 2

Sarah Martin
Representing Congressional District 3

Jane Phillips-Jolly
501-681-2422
Representing Congressional District 4

Mayor Mark Simpson
479-214-8451
Commissioner-At-Large

 

Staff

Robert Phelps, Director
Liz Philpott, Volunteer Program Manager
Melissa Conley, Administrative Specialist

 

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