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:

  • Littering

  • Recycling

  • Illegal dumping

  • Beautification

  • Solid waste disposal

View our KMB Introduction slideshow and our Who We Are public service announcement.


Board of Directors

Bob tenHaaf-- Chairman, WastePro
Lt. Robert Andrews-- Vice-Chair, Manatee Co. Sheriff's Office
Gregory Bennett – Treasurer, Waste Management
Dr. Janice Novello – Secretary , Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community

Mary DeJesus, Solid Waste Division

Roberto Longoria, School District of Manatee Co.RRR

Mitzi Petty, Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice

Aaron Pilant, Bradenton Police Department
Dep. Christopher Ralston, Manatee Co. Sheriff’s Office
Mary Sandell, Florida Power & Light Company
James Thomas, Holmes Beach Police Department

Technical Advisory Committee

Sheila Cusa, Florida Dept. of Juvenile Justice

Whitney Johnson, Triple Crown Wealth Finance

JoAnn Spencer, Citizen
Stanley Sharek, Florida Power & Light Company

Eric Strickland, Florida Forest Service

Kyle Vickery, School District of Manatee Co.

Jennifer Hoffman, Executive Director
Yvonne Buffington, Administrative Coordinator Adopt-A-Groups

Reine Thormodson, Education Programs