KACCB accepts nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes a community member as an environmental steward of litter prevention and abatement or community greening/beautification. The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GreenFest Award Ceremony. Nominees must be a resident of Athens-Clarke County. Use our online nomination form,download a printable application PDF, or contact Stacee.Farrell@accgov.com or (706)613-3501 x312. The deadline for submissions is January 31st.
2017 Keepin’ It Clean Citizen of the Year - Ken Taylor
This year we are so very proud to be recognizing Mr. Kenneth Taylor as the 2017 Keepin' it Clean Citizen of the Year!
Mr. Taylor was nominated for his avid recycling and cleaning up of the Ben Burton area on his walks. His nomination reads, Mr. Taylor “pretty much single-handedly cleans up the Ben Burton area, especially, the backwoods that are prone to dumping. He removes tires and pet carriers. He reports the illegal dumping occurring in the area to his commissioner. He is a River-Father to the Middle Oconee.”
We want to celebrate Mr. Taylor for his dedication to litter abatement and for selflessly contributing to health and beauty of our community.
Past Citizen of the Year Winners:
2017 Ken Taylor
2016 Minnie Craddick
2015 Geoffrey Tull
2014 Josh Koons
2013 Dan Lorentz
2012 Matthew Epperson
2011 Jared Harper
2010 Thomas Gosnell
Ken Taylor (left) at the GreenFest Awards Ceremony.