LITTLE ROCK (July 28, 2015) – Liz Philpott of North Little Rock has been promoted to volunteer program manager for the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB). She will continue to direct KAB’s volunteer program and manage several engagement and educational efforts.
Philpott joined KAB in 2012 as volunteer services coordinator. In 2015, she earned the Keep America Beautiful Community Environment Professional certification and was honored with the Keep America Beautiful Young Professional Award. She also completed the certified volunteer manager program offered by the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium and the Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support.
“Volunteers are essential to our mission – without their leadership and dedication to their communities, KAB wouldn’t be able to keep The Natural State beautiful,” Philpott said. “It’s incredibly rewarding and inspiring to work with people all over the state who share our passion for a cleaner, greener and more beautiful Arkansas.”
Philpott holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s in applied communication studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This fall, Philpott will teach a volunteer management class at UALR.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. A three-person professional staff and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor manage its programs. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information about KAB, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.