Since 1979, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has been a leader in helping keep the Golden Isles of Georgia clean, green and beautiful.
A volunteer and community based educational organization, volunteers contribute 14,000+ hours annually in Keep Golden Isles Beautiful efforts, programs and initiatives.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is a Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation affiliate.
A public/private partnership, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful depends on monetary, in-kind and volunteer support from individuals, businesses, local governments, civic/community organizations and schools to provide litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, community greening, water resource and educational programming and activities to Brunswick and Glynn County citizens.
A 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful functions under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board and a two-person paid staff.
- 1979 - Brunswick-Glynn County Clean Community Commission established
- 1987 - renamed Glynn Clean and Beautiful
- 1997 - re-organization as Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful
- 2015 - renamed Keep Golden Isles Beautiful
Recent Awards & Recognition
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful programs and projects have garnered both State and National awards thanks to strong community partnerships and massive volunteer effort.
KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL
Top Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in the Nation / 2017
Top three national Cigarette Litter Prevention Programs / 2014, 2015, 2016
Affiliate Award of Excellence / 2016
President’s Circle Recognition Award / 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
KEEP GEORGIA BEAUTIFUL FOUNDATION
Affiliate of the Year / 2016, 2018
Executive Director of the Year / 2016
Affiliate Award, 2nd place / 2014, 2015, 2017
Waste Reduction & Recycling Award / 2018
Innovative Partnership Award / 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA
The Governor’s Circle Award / 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Coastal Cleanup Award / 2015
ONE HUNDRED MILES
One Hundred Miles 100 / 2016, 2017
to preserve and enhance the beauty of Glynn County through community stewardship
to be recognized as a beautiful, clean and sustainable community
Shared Vision Statement
working together to make Brunswick and the Golden Isles an exceptional place in Georgia to live, work and visit, by strengthening our communities and enhancing the quality of life
Lea’s love and enthusiasm for coastal Georgia is contagious. With over 24 years of experience in public/community/media relations, volunteer management and event planning/organization in the Golden Isles, she actively promotes the organization, its programs and volunteers to galvanize community support and participation in helping keep the Golden Isles clean, green and beautiful. Her understanding of the […]
Graduating from Ohio University with a BS in Outdoor Education & Recreation, Christy moved south to work for Georgia State Parks. She fell in love with Georgia, from the tobacco farms of Coffee County to the waterfalls of Tallulah Gorge, as she moved around the state educating park visitors about a wide variety of resources. […]
Board of Directors
OwnerCoastal Can Cleaners
LawyerWilliams, Rentz & Moulton, P.C.
Marine BiologistGeorgia DNR, Coastal Resources Division
Financial ProfessionalJacobs, Coolidge & Company, LLC
General ManagerWestin Jekyll Island
SE GA Field Dir, Sen. David PerdueUnited States Senate
ProprietorGeorgia Sea Grill
AttorneyBrunswick City Attorney
Retired DirectorDNR Coastal Resources
President & CEOGolden Isles CVB
Ben T. Slade III
Ralph Staffins III