Keep Arkansas Beautiful receives national honor
Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB) has earned its second-consecutive Diamond Level State Affiliate designation from Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAmB), the nation’s premier community environmental-improvement organization.
“It is my privilege to honor Keep Arkansas Beautiful and celebrate its dedication in engaging volunteers to make its statewide activities and local affiliates flourish,” said Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “State affiliates such as Arkansas serve as influential and inspiring leaders in our national effort to keep America beautiful.”
The Diamond Level designation recognizes KAmB certified state affiliates for receiving five consecutive President’s Circle Gold Awards. Over the past seven years, KAB has continued to meet all 10 criteria KAmB requires of certified state affiliates to support its mission and objectives at the state level. These include providing customized support to local affiliates, proactively marketing the KAmB system, maintaining regular communications with KAmB and local affiliates, implementing at least two program activities within the state, undergoing professional development training, and encouraging local training and awarding recognition.