A Rockland County beautification organization was recently honored for its persistent efforts.
The Rockland Business Association (RBA) presented its Green Council Award to Keep Rockland Beautiful (KRB) for the organization's efforts in waste reduction, energy efficiency and water conservation. Keep Rockland Beautiful is based in New City.
The presentation was made at the Rockland Country Club in Sparkill during RBA’s 7th annual Green Council Awards luncheon
Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) nominated KRB for the award and sponsored the luncheon.
Keep Rockland Beautiful’s mission is to prevent litter and graffiti, beautify and improve communities and minimize the impact of solid waste on communities, schools and the natural environment.
KRB beautification, neighborhood revitalization activities and educational programs are designed to build civic pride, enhance community values and reduce pollution.
O&R was one of KRB's founding companies 19 years ago. Regional & Community Affairs Director Tom Brizzolara was one of its founding board members. O&R Regional & Community Affairs Manager Michelle Damiani has served as KRB president, and has participated in numerous programs as an active board member for more than a decade.
O&R has worked closely with KRB over the years through their shared STEM focus, and has partnered with the organization on a number of projects, ranging from the annual Great American Cleanup to the Rockland Planning and Land Use Symposium to the Energy Bike Demonstration Project.
Keep Rockland Beautiful is planning its Annual Awards Gala, 7-10 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center.
The 2016 Honorees are,
- Beautification Award: Valley Cottage Library.
- Business Partner Award: TD Bank.
- Cleanup Leader Award: Timothy Sanders, Counselor/Recreation Aide, Haverstraw Center.
- Education Award: Joseph Lloyd Principal, Sloatsburg Elementary School.
- Public Service Award: Jo Anne Pedersen Superintendent, Clarkstown Recreation and Parks.
- Golden Grabber: John LaPlaca of Suffern.
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Tickets are $125 each or $200 per couple. Tables of 10 cost $950. The KRB Pre-Gala Wine Cellar is an extra $45.