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Well for those of you who want to know a little history about the program, here it is ...
In 1986, a group of concerned citizens banded together with city officials to halt the destruction of the 40-year-old Sunken Garden at Cahoon Park in Roswell.
This same group, which had interests in beautification, reducing litter and starting a recycling program, discovered the Keep America Beautiful system, and on Aug. 11, 1987, Roswell met Keep America Beautifuls requirements to become an official KAB Systems Community. Not only did this group save the Sunken Garden, it has worked to reduce litter, improve the community and fight new problems, such as graffiti and household hazardous waste collection needs.
Now, 10 years since its inception, the program has made strides to reach its goals and has become an award-winning program - this year taking second place in the Governors Community Achievement Awards.
By holding different programs throughout the year, Keep Roswell Beautiful has been able to involve 15 percent of the community in its activities and we hope to grow.
Julie Marie Brown
Welcome to our members!! We are so glad that you have chosen to be a part of Keep Roswell Beautiful.
We have one of the best programs in the state because of people like you who are renewing their personal commitment to the quality of life in Roswell. By working together there is no limit to the progress we can make in litter prevention and solid waste management, not to mention graffiti and planting trees!
We are proud of what weve achieved in the past, but we are even more enthusiastic about what lies ahead. Thank you for joining us!
"Dont pass it up, pick it up!!"
Food for thought ...
I find in life that most affairs
Thomas A. Buckner
This seems to be the best adjective to describe the last six months of Keep Roswell Beautiful!! The biggest change was me replacing Gailanne Dill as coordinator. I really hope to do as wonderful a job as Gailanne, without losing a sense of myself. Everyone has been very patient and I appreciate all of the kind words.
There has also been another staff change. Ray Lujan, who was serving the program as a KRB Laborer, was promoted to Community Improvement Technician to help Charles Cobos with litter control, graffiti removal, recycling pick-ups and other beautification projects. Ray and Charles are both doing a great job, as is Holly Armstrong, KRB's summer intern from New Mexico State University.
Just a reminder to KRB members, don't forget to let the public know about the graffiti hotline. The number to call is 624-6700, Ext. 225.
Well, I need to wrap it up, but I want you all to know I am available to answer any questions you may have about the program or anything. If I do not know the answer, which is very probable, I will try to find out and get back to you. You can reach me or my machine at 624-6700, Ext. 293. I will call you back!!
Julie Marie Brown
Karen works in the City of Roswells Human Resources Department, but is always willing to lend a helping hand to the Keep Roswell Beautiful program. She helps coordinate the community service workers and helps with the staff when the coordinator is away. She also has great connections at Wal-Mart and K-mart and frequently manages to get paint donated to the program.
Thanks Karen for all you do!!
This award will be given every six months to someone who goes above and beyond to help the program stay the success that it is!!
July 1-6 UFO Festival/Litter Control
July 11 Governors Award Presentation
July 15 Board Meeting
August 7-8 Coordinators meeting/Tucumcari
August 19 Board Meeting
Sept. 12-14 Pinanta Fest/Litter Control
Sept. 12-16 Governors Trek for Trash
Sept. 13 Adopt-a-Highway
Sept. 16 Board Meeting
Gus Macker/Litter Control
Oct. 21 Board Meeting
Sept. 27-Oct. 6 Eastern New Mexico State Fair
Nov. 1 Hazardous Waste Collection
Nov. 21 KRB annual awards
Nov. 18 Board Meeting
Dec. 16 Board Meeting
Keep Roswell Beautiful
425 N. Richardson Ave.
Post Office Box 1838
Roswell, New Mexico 88202-1838
(505) 624-6700, Ext. 293