Annual Meeting & Awards Program

Celebrating Keep Ohio Beautiful Awards 

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Keep Ohio Beautiful will be honoring affiliates, youth groups, schools, civic and non-profit groups, businesses and local communities in ten different categories at our Annual Meeting to honor environmental efforts across the State of Ohio.

The awards will be based on all environmental projects
completed between June 1, 2019 and August 1, 2021.
Due on Monday, October 8, 2021

Here are the Award Categories:

  • The Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award
  • Youth Group School Award
  • Civic / Non-Profit Organization Award
  • Business / Industry Award
  • End Littering Award
  • Imorove Recycling Award
  • Law Enforcement Recognition Award
  • Student of the Year Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Dan Weisenbach Spirit Award – Board / Committee Member of the Year 

Save the Date – Keep Ohio Beautiful Annual Meeting & Awards Program

We are seeking two affiliate speakers to share experiences on the following topics:

  • Beautifying Communities
  • Improving Recycling
  • Adaptations from COVID

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center
PO Box 429, 1098 Ashland County Road 3006, Perrysville, Ohio 44864


2019 Keep Ohio Beautiful Annual Meeting & Awards Program – Presentations 

Keep Ohio Beautiful Celebrates & Recognizes Statewide
Environmental Champions at their
Annual Meeting & Awards Program

Keep Ohio Beautiful (KOB), a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), convened its 40 + Ohio affiliates for their annual meeting and awards program, held on Wednesday, November 6, at the Franklin Park Conservatory, Wells Barn in Columbus, Ohio.

The annual meeting included an awards luncheon during which KOB affiliates, partner organizations, individuals and others were honored for their environmental efforts in ten different categories. The awards were based on environmental projects completed between June 1, 2018 and August 1, 2019.

Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 25,001 to 150,000
Keep Clark County Beautiful – Clark County Tomato Project
Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 150,001 and up

Keep Akron Beautiful – Recycle Right Campaign

Youth School Group Award – Elementary (K-6)
Mater Dei Academy Kindness Club

Youth School Group Award – College/University
Kent State University Sustainability Department

End Littering Award
The Living City Project – City Wide Cleanup

Improve Recycling Award
Toledo Jeep Fest

Civic / Non-Profit Organization  Award
Lorain Proud Quick Picks

Law Enforcement Award
Deputy Brian Peak, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Law Enforcement Award
Lorain County Commissioners – Environmental Crimes Unit

Volunteer of the Year
Cathy Levy, Keep Hilliard Beautiful

Board Member of the Year – Dan Weisenbach Spirit Award
Alan “Brad” Lindner, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

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Coca-Cola Consolidated, Rumpke, and Best Equipment

Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – under 25,000
Keep Wickliffe Beautiful

Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 25,001 to 150,000
Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management DistrictKeep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 150,001 and up
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Inc.

Youth School Group Award – Secondary (7-12)
Arcanum High School – Serve Arcanum

Great American / State Roadway Cleanup
Lorain County Commissioners – Solid Waste District

Business / Industry Award
Morrow County Hospital – Green Team

Law Enforcement Award
Steve Hileman, Environmental Officer, Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District

Volunteer of the Year
Susan B. Kruder, Keep Akron Beautiful

Board Member of the Year – Dan Weisenbach Spirit Award
Kim Haws Falasco


2017 Keep Ohio Beautiful Award Winners

Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 25,001 to 150,000
– Keep Clark County Beautiful

Keep Ohio Beautiful Community Award, Category – 150,001 and up
– Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Youth School Group Award (7-12)
– The Tomorrow Center Science Club, Cardington

Civic / Non-Profit Organization Award
– Engage TOLEDO Recycling Events

Business / Industry Award
– Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc.

Great American / State Roadway Cleanup
Kokosing State Scenic River Cleanup

Law Enforcement Award
– Detective Doug Crites, Athens County Sheriff’s Department

Student of the Year
– Dominic Straquadine,  Keep Marion County Beautiful

Volunteer of the Year
– Dorothy Francis & Sylvia Martin, Keep Akron Beautiful

Board Member of the Year – Dan Weisenbach Spirit Award
– Africa Thomas, Keep Reynoldsburg Beautiful