From the Mississippi Department of Transportation comes news that it’s won an award from the Keep America Beautiful organization: MDOT was one of five departments in the nation to receive the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup Statewide Activation Award during KAB’s recent National Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
Keep America Beautiful’s annual National Conference brought together KAB affiliate leaders from across the country to share best practices and celebrate the successes of the past year. The KAB Great American Cleanup Activation Award is judged by KAB affiliate peers for program activities during the previous year. The award recognizes statewide affiliates that have innovative programs and partnerships that further their mission, while encouraging individuals to engage in activities that build and sustain vibrant communities.
“Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup Statewide Activation Award recognizes the outstanding success of MDOT for promoting its GAC program throughout Mississippi” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “It’s my privilege to honor MDOT and Executive Director Melinda McGrath for this important achievement.”
“We are very proud to be a part of the Great American Cleanup and be one of five states to win this award nationwide,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Mississippi is such a beautiful state and it is important for MDOT to be highly involved in keeping it that way.”