Keep Texarkana Beautiful Returns to the Twin Cities
As part of a recent effort to recruit residents to serve on boards and commissions, the City of Texarkana, Texas has rebooted Keep Texarkana Beautiful (KTB) which was originally organized in 2010 in the purpose of promoting the beautification of the Texarkana community.
According to a press release, the new Keep Texarkana Beautiful Board of Directors held its first meeting on Tuesday, October 18.e, and appointed officers including President Brittney Haynes and Vice President Manuel Western. Other KTB members include Judy Morgan, Amy Thomas and Robbin Bass as well as city staff liaisons.
KTB plans to actively engage Texarkana in the overall betterment of the community by planning, initiating and coordinating waste reduction, environmental sustainability and beautification programs.
President Brittney Haynes spoke about the importance of getting involved in local organizations like KTB.
“Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it will take all of us to keep our city looking its best,” Brittney said.
“We are so excited to see what the future holds for this organization and we look forward to educating our youth and getting them just as excited about environmental beautification.”
The first order of business for KTB is to gain affiliate status with Keep Texas Beautiful. Additionally, the group is planning clean-up events, highlighting recycling efforts and will provide volunteer opportunities to the public. KTB will also promote existing programs such as the City’s Adopt-a-Spot program through the Public Works Department. This program allows the community to adopt a public space in the city of Texarkana, Texas to maintain smaller cleanup and landscaping.