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Annual Awards

Keep America Beautiful® conducts two significant awards programs — the Vision for America Award, honoring corporate social responsibility among America’s leading corporations and considered among the most prestigious industry recognition, and our National Awards program, which celebrates achievements by Keep America Beautiful affiliates, individuals, and other community organizations.

National Awards

The Keep America Beautiful National Awards program recognizes the best of the best among our network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners, and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener, and more beautiful communities.

Keep America Beautiful recognizes individuals and organizations in the following categories:

  • Individual Achievement Awards
    • Lady Bird Johnson Award (Open to both female and male volunteers)
    • Sue Smith Professional Leadership Award (Affiliate only)
  • Innovation Awards
    • State and Local Affiliate Innovation Awards (Affiliate Only)
  • State Agency Partnership Recognition Awards

2020 National Award Winners

Keep America Beautiful recognized the following community organizations and individuals through its 2020 National Awards program:

Lady Bird Johnson Award:

NameNominated ByState
Willie CatoKeep Liberty County BeautifulGeorgia
Sue HouseKeep Tampa Bay BeautifulFlorida

Sue Smith Professional Leadership Award

NameNominee OrganizationCityState
Sherri PalmerKeep Columbus BeautifulColumbusOhio
Ray ScottKeep California BeautifulBakersfieldCalifornia
Krista ZillerKeep Stockwell BeautifulStockwell Indiana

Innovation Awards:

Affiliate NameStateSub-CategoryPopulation
Keep Ridgeland BeautifulMississippiLocal Partnership30,000 and under
Keep Stockwell Beautiful, Inc.IndianaLocal Partnership30,000 and under
Keep Panama City BeautifulFloridaLocal Program 30,000 and under
Keep Santa Fe Beautiful New Mexico Local Partnership 30,001 – 100,000
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Georgia Local Partnership 30,001 – 100,000
Keep Rome-Floyd BeautifulGeorgia Local Program30,001 – 100,000
Keep Dalton-Whitfield BeautifulGeorgia Local Program 100,001 – 250,000
Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Inc. FloridaLocal Program100,001 – 250,000
Keep Phoenix BeautifulArizonaLocal Partnership 250,001 and above
Keep Brevard Beautiful FloridaLocal Partnership 250,001 and above
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.IndianaLocal Program 250,001 and over
Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. Florida Local Program250,001 and over
Memphis City BeautifulTennesseeLocal Program250,001 and over
Keep Riverside Clean & BeautifulCalifornia Local Program250,001 and over
Keep Mississippi BeautifulMississippi State Partnership 250,001 and over
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Oklahoma State Program 250,001 and over

State Agency Partnership Recognition:

California Department of Education
Caltrans – California Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Transportation
Virginia Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway