For those of you not familiar with Keep McMinn Beautiful, here is a little history:
We were originally chartered in April 1989 as the McMinn County Clean Commission.
This was a county wide effort to promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment in the cities of Athens, Etowah, Calhoun, Englewood, Niota and McMinn County.
This effort was spearheaded by Harold “Prof” Powers, Clarence “Skip” Streetman and Howard Whitaker.
In 1999, the name was officially changed to Keep McMinn Beautiful, became a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a member of Keep Tennessee Beautiful. Board members are appointed by each city council or commission with representation from all McMinn County.
Keep McMinn Beautiful is a non-profit government entity. The majority of our funding comes from the memberships and sponsorships of our various events such as the Wetlands Night Out and the Tennessee Wetlands Festival. We do receive some funds from the TDOT Litter Grant which is highly restrictive and a Storm Water Education grant. Our proposed operating budget for 2019-2020 is $28,150.
Keep McMinn Beautiful’s flagship programs include the Great American Clean-up in April, the Tennessee Wetlands Festival in May, Trash Bash- Industrial Challenge in October, Household Hazardous Waste Event in October, Boxing Day in December and ongoing education programs.
available to present programs to your clubs, civic, church, school groups and
scout programs. KMB will also provide tours of the Earth Shelter Building at
the Athens Recycle center and tours of the Wetlands at E G Fisher Library.
KMB board members include:
Stephanie Myers – Executive Director
Ben Burchfield (Athens) - Chairman
Kara Knecht (Athens) - Vice Chair
Mark Cochran (McMinn Co.) - Treasurer
Katie Brady (Calhoun) - Secretary
Luke Shepard - Athens
Yvonne Raper – Athens
Meredith Willson - Athens
Carolyn Young - Athens
Alan Jones – Englewood
April Johnston – McMinn County
Larry Kuka – McMinn County
Steve Keylor - McMinn County
Ann Montogmery - McMinn county
Rob Preston - McMinn County
Mayors of Athens, Etowah, Englewood, Calhoun,
Niota and McMinn County
Athens Chamber President
Etowah Chamber President
Currently there are several positions open on the board. If you have an interest in serving, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application form which when returned goes to the proper council or commission for approval.