KGIB Receives State and National Honors 

KGIB’s two-person staff Christy Trowbridge (L-R) and Lea King-Badyna recently accepted five state and national awards on behalf of KGIB.

KGIB Receives State and National Honors 

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 19, 2020) – Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has been recently awarded state and national honors recognizing the educational organization’s efforts in litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, water resource awareness, community green and education.

The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation bestowed the Governor’s Circle Award, recognizing efforts to engage Georgians in taking greater responsibility for their community environments while maintaining the highest level of organizational standards; and it’s top award, the Affiliate Award (for population 75,001-100,000) for overall programmatic accomplishments. The Georgia affiliate network consists of 79 local affiliates.

At the Keep America Beautiful national awards ceremony in Memphis, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful received the President’s Circle Recognition Award, recognizing the standards of excellence achieved in 2019; the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Award for the “Georgia’s Coast is not an Ashtray” regional partnership outreach effort; and the Affiliate Award of Excellence, one of only 9 bestowed out of 600+ affiliates in the national network.

Georgia has the largest number of affiliates in the Keep America Beautiful national system, and the very first Keep America Beautiful affiliate was established in Macon.

“We are excited to represent the Golden Isles in this way on the state and national level,” said KGIB board chairman Clement Cullens. “These awards directly reflect the contributions of KGIB volunteers which are the backbone of our organization. We greatly appreciate our community partnerships, supporters, volunteers and working relationship with our local governments Together we are making a difference in our community.”

For more information about these specific projects, community programs and volunteer opportunities, contact KGIB: KGIB.ORG, or 279-1490.



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