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2017 Keep Florida Beautiful Annual Conference

2017 Keep Florida Beautiful Annual Conference | Keep Florida Beautiful Blog
By every measurement, the Keep Florida Beautiful (KFB) annual statewide conference, hosted by Keep Martin Beautiful in Martin County this year, was a huge success. Nearly 100 participants representing 43 KFB affiliates from across the state gathered at the Hutchinson Island Marriott from June 7 through 9, 2017 to share ideas for improving cities and counties throughout Florida while they enjoyed a taste of Martin County’s natural beauty and small town charm.

“This was the most-well planned and executed conference in our history,” said KFB executive director Mary Jean Yon. Attendees received meaningful educational training and also had an opportunity to enjoy local dining and shopping in downtown Stuart and other parts of Martin County and also to explore area beaches and cultural offerings such as the Florida Oceanographic Center and the Elliott Museum. “Keep Martin Beautiful and its board and staff certainly took our annual conference to a new level and we appreciate the time they invested in making the experience a good one for all of our affiliates.”

Check out the video, compliments of Jim Zimmerman of Keep Collier Beautiful.

Conference sponsors included: Keep Florida Beautiful, Martin County Solid Waste, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Power & Light, Waste Management, Martin County Office of Tourism, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, Crary Buchanan Attorneys at Law and The Firefly Group.

Keep Florida Beautiful 2017 Sponsor Logos | Keep Florida Beautiful Blog

2017 Keep Florida Beautiful Award Winners

KFB awarded the top affiliates, businesses and agencies for their cleanup and recycling efforts. Here is a list of the winners:
Outstanding Business – Waste Management of Charlotte County
Outstanding Great American Cleanup – DIH “Trash-Off” – Keep Martin Beautiful
Outstanding Education Involvement – Keep Brevard Beautiful
Outstanding Youth Champion – Rachel Clark
Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency – Sheriff Paul Blackman and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office
Outstanding Recycling Effort – Keep Indian River Beautiful
Outstanding Communication Outreach – Keep Sarasota County Beautiful
Adopt-A-Waterway Recognition – Keep Lee County Beautiful
Adopt-A-Highway Recognition – Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership
Indian River Lagoon Champion – Keep Brevard Beautiful
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