Arkansan named to national Great American Cleanup Affiliate Advisory Board

Arkansan Named to National Great American Cleanup Affiliate Advisory Board

LITTLE ROCK(Feb. 28, 2014) – Keep America Beautiful has appointed Elizabeth “Liz” Philpott, volunteer services coordinator for Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB), to the national Great American Cleanup Affiliate Advisory Board.

In this role, Philpott will provide expert insights and share best practices to Keep America Beautiful staff and other certified state affiliates as Keep America Beautiful continues to look for ways to improve the Great American Cleanup. KAB is a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

“She has established herself as a leader among Keep America Beautiful state and local affiliates nationally in managing communication and information utilizing KAB’s various social media programs,” said Robert Phelps, director of Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

Philpott has served as volunteer services coordinator at KAB for nearly two years, where she educates communities, groups and volunteer organizations about the mission and work of KAB.

Recently, she attended the Keep America Beautiful national conference where she was able to collaborate with other state leaders on promoting the Great American Cleanup in this way in their own states.

About Keep America Beautiful Inc.

Keep America Beautiful, established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful builds vibrant communities through public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit

About Keep Arkansas Beautiful

As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Arkansas Beautiful works to inspire and educate individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. It operates as a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and is overseen by a nine-member commission appointed by the governor. KAB is funded by 1 percent of the eighth-cent conservation tax and, by utilizing 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, call toll-free 888-742-8701 or visit, or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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