City of Champaign Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Recognized for Standard of Excellence

The City of Champaign has been recognized with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s prestigious community improvement organization.  The City received this honor at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference February 6 – 8, 2019.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes Keep Champaign Beautiful’s exemplary performance as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and for its commitment to clean, green, and beautiful communities.

In qualifying for the President’s Circle Award, the City of Champaign met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, administering initiatives to end littering, improved recycling, and beautifying Champaign. Keep Champaign Beautiful is one of Keep America Beautiful’s 600 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts are supported by millions of volunteers and help to create beautiful public spaces.

“The City of Champaign has only been an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful for four years, so receiving the President’s Circle Award in such a short time is a real honor,” said David Oliver, Code Compliance Manager.  “The Keep Champaign Beautiful program has been a great way to rally our community and to work together towards a shared goal of beautifying our community through events like America Recycles Day and other community cleanup events.”

To learn more about Keep Champaign Beautiful, visit the City’s website at champaignil.gov/KCB.

Contact: David Oliver | 217-403-7070 | David.Oliver@champaignil.gov