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Keep America Beautiful logoPresident's Circle
Award Winner:
Award Recipient in 2004,2005,2006,2007, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 and 2013.
Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful Initiatives
Mission Statement
To empower the citizenry of Mecklenburg County to take greater responsibility for enhancing their environment, thereby resulting in a community of pride and choice for people to live, work and recreate.
The mission statement is fashioned after the one developed by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. which is: Engaging individuals to take responsibility for improving their community environment.
The Mission Statement in Action
More than 44 UNCC student volunteers spent 176 hours cleaning up 330 pounds of litter and 50 pounds of recyclables. Just a few of the interesting items recovered were car tires, a screen door, a speed limit sign and several orange work barrels.
Board Meeting Schedule
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meetings are hosted by Mecklenburg County at 700 North Tryon Street, Hal Marshall Services Center.
If you wish to attend a meeting, please contact:
Waste Reduction Recycling, Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful email
700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Office: 704-336-4304
Fax: 704-336-4314

KMB By Laws
KMB Application
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In 2001, LUESA (Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency) was directed by the Board of County Commissioners to develop a comprehensive plan to address the growing litter problem along the roadsides of the county.

The Litter Prevention Plan described, assessed and identified action steps needed to abate the litter problem. It is comprised of components addressing clean up, prevention, promotion and awareness, enforcement and legislation as effective methods in the prevention and reduction of litter.

An important intended action of the plan was to pursue certification as an affiliate member of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). During the research phase of the plan development, it became clear that being a part of the KAB System would be the avenue needed for a successful change in littering behaviors. The KAB System is: behavior based; systematic in its approach; results-oriented; community owned and operated; built upon on-going program structures; focuses on public and private partnerships; and has a proven accountability history.

On November 5, 2003, with Board of county Commissioner's approval and letter of support, LUESA submitted an Application for Certification to KAB, Inc. Following a series of Pre-Certification Workshops, the required elements needed to become a member were satisfied and a public Certification Ceremony was held on June 21, 2004.
Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful Board Meeting Information

Meeting Location: LUESA Kitchen Meeting Room, Hal Marshall Services Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Meeting Dates
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Unless notified otherwise, Board meetings will be held the second Monday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and lunch is provided.  

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