Keep Mississippi Beautiful’s 2019 Annual Awards Luncheon

59339659_2376772522383850_977742621965287424_oOur annual awards luncheon honors Mississippians who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their communities in the areas of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and community improvement.
Pictured above are the 2019 KMB local affiliates. Additional photos can be found here.

We would like to thank Commissioner Andy Gipson, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce for giving the innvocation as well as saying a few comments on his support of our organization as well as our local affiliates. Thank you to Sue Smith, Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Director and Keep Chicago Beautiful Director, for giving an inspiring keynote address. Thank you to our First Lady Deborah Bryant and Keep Mississippi Beautiful Board Chairman, Cindy Duvall, for presenting the awards.

Congratulations to all of 2019 award winners:

KEEP MS BEAUTIFUL PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
GOVERNMENT
LOCAL
3rd Place- Madison the City Environmental Court
2nd Place- Judge Jeremy Belk
1st Place- City of Picayune
STATE
3rd Place- MS State Extension Simpson County
2nd Place- MS Dept. of Environmental Quality- Right Way to Throw Away
1st Place- Mississippi Department of Transportation Litter Prevention Program
FEDERAL
1st- Enid Lake Volunteers for Waste Management
CIVIC
3rd Place- Starkville Community Church
2nd Place-GFWC-MFWC Civic Women’s Club of Picayune
1st Place- Lauderdale County Homemakers Association
BUSINESS
3rd Place- Bill Allen, Bank Plus
2nd Place- MS Power & Keep Picayune Beautiful
1st Place- Mississippi Power – Environmental Stewardship Council
YOUTH
3rd Place- Phi Theta Kappa Chapter/Co-Lin Simpson Co.
2nd Place- Puckett Art Department
1st Place- 2018-19 Ridgeland High School Recyclers
1st Place Elementary- Southside Elementary School’s SSU Litter Busters
KEEP MS BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM AWARDS
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
2nd Place- Keep Jackson Beautiful Month
1st Place- Keep Tupelo Beautiful – 10 for Tupelo
BEAUTIFICATION
1st Place- Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce Karen McKie 2018 President
RECYCLING IN MS
3rd Place- City of Oxford – Recycling
2nd Place- St. Catherine’s Village Green Team
1st Place- Joy Dodson – Keep Canton Beautiful
AFFILIATE (by population)
Under 5,000
1st Place- Keep Flora Beautiful
5,001-25,000
1st Place- Keep Picayune Beautiful
25,001-50,000
3rd Place- Keep Keep the Rez Beautiful
2nd Place- Keep Brookhaven-Lincoln County Beautiful
1st Place- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
50,001+
2nd Place- Keep Jackson Beautiful
1st Place- Harrison County Beautification Commission
KEEP MS BEAUTIFUL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
APPRECIATION AWARD
Keith Chamblee
INDIVIDUAL YOUTH
Theron Bishop
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Deputy Fire Chief Barry Lee
MAYOR OF THE YEAR
Mayor Shirley Sandifer
RON ALDRIDGE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Rachel R Collier
PAT FORDICE AWARD
Kathryn Rhea
LOUISE GODWIN AWARD
John Sigman
2018 Keep MS Beautiful CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS
Keep Belzoni Beautiful
Keep Brookhaven-Lincoln County Beautiful
Keep Canton Beautiful
Keep Clinton Beautiful
Keep Corinth-Alcorn County Beautiful
Keep Diamondhead Beautiful
Keep Flora Beautiful
Keep Harrison County Beautiful
Keep Holmes County Beautiful
Keep Jackson Beautiful
Keep Leake County Beautiful
Keep Madison the city Beautiful
Keep Magee Beautiful
Keep Mendenhall Beautiful
Keep Oxford Lafayette County Beautiful
Keep Pearl Beautiful
Keep Pike Co. Beautiful
Keep the Rez Beautiful
Keep Ridgeland Beautiful
Keep Simpson County Beautiful
Keep Starkville Beautiful
Keep Tupelo Beautiful
Keep Waveland Beautiful

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