The Keep Iowa Beautiful Board of Directors announced the following award winners for 2021.
Governor Kim Reynolds will present the awards at a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 30, at 3:00pm. The Governor will be signing a proclamation kicking off April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month.
The Keep Iowa Beautiful Corporation Award goes to the CAN SHED-Recycling Center in Cedar Rapids for outstanding service of recycling cans, plastic and glass bottles making Iowa a more attractive place to live.
The Keep Iowa Beautiful Organization Award to the Pocahontas County Foundation for celebrating 15 years of charitable giving, awarding $1.3 million dollars for over 360 community projects.
The Keep Iowa Beautiful Robert D. Ray Award of Excellence to the Community of Lost Nation and the Hometown Pride Committee with their enthusiasm and engagement of the entire community created a new pocket park, an RV park, initiated holiday social events and regular clean up days.
The Keep Iowa Beautiful Donald F. Lamberti Hometown Pride Vision Award selected Doug Friedli for his excellent work as Hometown Pride Coach for Fremont County providing long-term technical and support assistance to the communities. The results improved quality of life, increased cultural and economic vitality resulting in more community pride.
“The Keep Iowa Beautiful award program is designed to recognize exceptional people and organizations that have gone the extra mile to help build stronger Iowa communities,” said Reo Menning, Chair of the KIB Board of Directors. “A more attractive community improves the economic vitality and cultural climate where we live, work and raise a family.”