KAB earns national award

KAB earns national award
Posted on 05/08/2018

Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties (KABNEC) with its President’s Circle Award recognition at KAB’s recent national conference which took place in Dallas, Texas. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of KAB in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

KABNEC qualified for the President’s Circle Award by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio and administering initiatives to end littering, to improve recycling and to beautify the community. The KAB Community Appearance Index is a tool used by the affiliates to visually assess the overall appearance of communities through indicators such as litter, illegal signs, graffiti, abandoned or junk vehicles and outside storage. The cost/benefit ratio enables affiliates to demonstrate their ability to leverage community resources by determining the dollar value returned to the community for every dollar invested by government.

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized by KAB for the work that KABNEC, our community partners and our volunteers do annually,” said Corneila McGee, KABNEC coordinator. “A special thank you goes out to our volunteers, the KABNEC Advisory Board, the Community Anti-Litter Coalition and Tarboro in Bloom Committee that help keep the Twin Counties cleaner, greener and more livable.”

KAB consists of a national network of more than 600 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places.

“One of KAB’s most effective grassroots community resources is our local affiliates, which have an impact on millions of Americans each year,” said KAB president and CEO Helen Lowman. “Our affiliates provide real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. They enrich the communities they serve and help create opportunities for Americans to do beautiful things.”