WHO WE ARE
Keep Manatee Beautiful is dedicated to promoting community awareness and involvement in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.
We Are Volunteers
More than 10,000 volunteers help Keep Manatee Beautiful achieve its mission by engaging in litter cleanups, outdoor beautification projects and tree plantings. Consider lending a hand with our many volunteer projects and events.
A Successful Plan for Community Change
Keep Manatee Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that inspires community involvement through its commitment to making Manatee County a cleaner and more beautiful environment. Established in Spring 1991 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Florida Beautiful, Keep Manatee Beautiful has developed networks of volunteers who help provide grassroots solutions to:
Solid waste disposal
Board of Directors
Whitney Johnson – Chairperson, Triple Crown Wealth Finance
Robert Longworth – Vice & Nominating Chairperson, Herons Watch HOA
Sean Jennings – Treasurer, Waste Pro
Marjorie Drake – Secretary , Tropicana
Lt. Robert Andrews, Manatee Co. Sheriff’s Office
Rina Avellaneda, Manatee Chamber of Commerce & Stantec Consulting Services
Dan Callaghan, Callaghan Tire
Willie Cooper, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee Co.
Sgt. Leo Donnelly, Bradenton Police Department
Zan Fuller, City of Holmes Beach
Susan Hochuli, City of Bradenton
Brittany Howard, Tropicana
Laura McAdams, The UPS Store Manatee Avenue
Jim LoPiccolo, Citizen
Elizabeth Paskvan, Bradenton Herald
Billy Malfese, 941Love
Mitzi Petty, Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice
Dr. Janice Novello, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community
Mary Runnells, Village Green of Bradenton
Geoff Seger, City of Palmetto
Stanley Sharek, Florida Power & Light Company
Gregory Bennett, Waste Management of Manatee Co.
Kyle Vickery, School District of Manatee Co.
Technical Advisory Committee
Michelle Atkinson, Manatee Co. UF/IFAS Extension Serv.
Ian Boyle, Waste Connections
Heather Ferrara, Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice
Dep. Christopher Ralston, Manatee Co. Sheriff’s Office
JoAnn Spencer, Citizen
Eric Strickland, Florida Forest Service
Scott Wood, Manatee Co. Gov.
Jennifer Hoffman, Executive Director
Ingrid McClellan, Executive Director Emeritus
Keith Banasiak, Chairman Emeritus, Waste Pro
Tom Hovanec, Chairman Emeritus, Tropicana
Open, Administrative Coordinator from AARP