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KGIB Volunteers Honored for Community Service



Celebrating community and honoring volunteers was the focus of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s recent Volunteer Recognition breakfast. With a staff of just two, the 45 year-old educational non-profit depends on volunteer effort, community/government partners and financial supporters to further community betterment activities, projects and initiatives.


Ten community volunteer and partner awards were presented for the calendar year 2023: Community Partner of the Year/Non-Profit, New Beginning Fellowship; Community Partner of the Year/Profit, King and Prince Hotel & Golf Resort; Outstanding Public Service/City Government, Jeff Faletto; Outstanding Public Service/County Government, Larry Little; Outstanding Elected Official, Brunswick City Commissioner Johnny Cason; Pittenger Environmental Steward of the Year, Logan Zimmerman; Horizon Award, UGA Friends & Family; Shining Star Award, Dr. Matthew Mosley; Hindery Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi, Inc., Lambda Tau Chapter; Bootsie Mason Award of Excellence, Cheston Broomell. 


Each recipient received a custom-made award hand crafted from scrap wood and bicycle parts created by Terry Trowbridge. In 2023, residents and visitors volunteered with KGIB 5,345 times, for a combined 9082 volunteer hours. In that year, 741 litter cleanups were conducted, removing 64 tons of litter.


Front Row L-R: Rick Hindery, Pastor Gary Cumby

Middle Row L-R: Sharon Hindery, Commissioner Johnny Cason, Martha Gernigan, Deborah Cumby, Jeff Faletto, Jan Roberts, Logan Zimmerman, Leroy Broner, Cheston Broomell

Back Row L-R: Larry Little, Will Pittenger, Dr. Matthew Mosley, KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna, KGIB Board of Directors chairman Clement Cullins.




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