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 organization, volunteers contribute 19,000+ 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.

History

  • 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 three national Cigarette Litter Prevention Programs / 2014, 2015
  Affiliate Award of Excellence / 2016
  President’s Circle Recognition Award / 2014, 2015, 2016
KEEP GEORGIA BEAUTIFUL FOUNDATION 
  Affiliate of the Year / 2016
  Executive Director of the Year / 2016
  Affiliate Award, 2nd place / 2014, 2015
STATE OF GEORGIA
  The Governor’s Circle Award / 2014, 2015, 2016
RIVERS ALIVE
  Coastal Cleanup Award / 2015
ONE HUNDRED MILES
  One Hundred Miles 100 / 2016

Mission Statement
to preserve and enhance the beauty of Glynn county through community stewardship

Vision Statement
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

 

Staff

Christy Trowbridge

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. […]

Lea King-Badyna

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 […]

Board of Directors

  • Creg Miller

    Senior Vice President
    Atlantic National Bank

  • Kelly Bennett

    Real Estate Professional
    Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

  • Scott McQuade

    President & CEO
    Golden Isles CVB

  • Jim Jacobs

    Financial Professional
    Jacobs, Kirby & Coolidge

  • Dan Hogan

    PGA General Manager
    Brunswick Country Club

  • Cody Cocchi

    Assoc Dir Service-Learning
    College of Coastal Georgia

  • Maurice Gray

    Environmental Manager
    Pinova, Inc.

  • Clement Cullens

    Financial Professional
    Lighthouse Financial Adv

  • Karen Bass

    General Manager
    Embassy Suites Hotel

  • Joe Loehle

    Real Estate Marketing
    Loehle Photography

  • Paulo Albuquerque

    Area Manager
    Georgia Power Company

  • Jeffrey Johns

    Owner
    Coastal Greenery

  • Greer Ward

    CEO Executive Assistant
    United Community Bank

  • Sam Tostensen

    Process Server
    The Tostensen Company

  • Tripp Stephens

    Director Facilities
    SGHS

  • Kevin Runner

    Dir of Hospitality
    Leon N. Weiner & Assoc

Officers

Chairman: Creg Miller

Vice Chairman: Greer Ward

Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Jacobs

Advisory Board

Dave Austin
Jim Broadwell
Charles Creveling
Matt Doering
Jim Drumm
Ken Farrell
Duane Harris
Heather Heath
Mathew Hill
Steve Holt
Teresa Mason
Ron Maulden
Rosemary Maulden
Alan Ours
Clint Purser
Ben T. Slade III
Joel Willis
Woody Woodside
Spud Woodward