Joanne Maskew of Cleveland/Bradley KAB system was presented the Martin L. Kennedy Outstanding kab affiliate coordinator award.
The theme of the conference was “Green Strategies for a Greener Future,” as speakers reflected on ways in which Tennessee can improve their methods of making Tennessee a cleaner and greener state.
Conference sessions were on various topics, including the 2011 Great American Cleanup in Tennessee, proper utilization of social media, corporate and community partnerships, organization and board relationships, and grant writing.
Memphis/Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry E. Potter said, “The conference has been a great learning experience for all of us who are working to keep Tennessee and America cleaner and safer. It will help all of those who attended when we return to our local communities. The skills learned will benefit the entire state.”
The noon luncheon on Feb. 1 was the highlight of the conference, as Potter, who also serves as the KTnB Advisory Council President, delivered the keynote address.
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer presented the 24 winners with Awards of Excellence plaques and their grant checks, honoring the environmental achievements and legacies of people and organizations who work to improve their community's appearance through public education programs.