The award will be presented during a state conference in Franklin.
Announcement of the award came during a recent gathering of the Coalition for Community Improvement.
Maskew is one of four coordinators in Tennessee who will receive the award. As part of the award, the Cleveland/Bradley County Keep America Beautiful affiliate will receive $1,000.
Although the board of directors is yet to discuss how the money will be used, Maskew said she hopes part of it will be used to fund future Coalition projects.
During the January meeting, the Coalition also discussed plans for the coming year. To streamline the project process, Maskew set up a form to be filled out for each location including what work needs to be done and how many volunteers would be needed. Maskew said the form could be made available to codes enforcement, so they could fill them out. The Coalition will continue to partner with Cleveland State Community College and Lee University as well as other area schools for volunteers. Maskew said she would also like to have volunteers from area church youth groups.
Maskew asked Criss Caywood, codes enforcement officer for the City of Cleveland, if he knew of any properties they could be looking into helping fix up. Caywood made a recommendation for property on Shady Lane.
The project would require some heavy lifting, but no specialized equipment, he said.
The group also discussed upcoming KAB events. The Coalition will meet on Friday at 1 p.m. every other month during 2011.