KACCB accepts nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes a community member as an environmental steward of litter prevention and abatement or community greening/beautification. The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GreenFest Award Ceremony. Nominees must be a resident of Athens-Clarke County. Use our online nomination form,download a printable application PDF, or contact Stacee.Farrell@athensclarkecounty.com or (706)613-3501 x312. The deadline for submissions is March 30th.
2015 Keepin’ It Clean Citizen of the Year - Geoffrey Tull
Geoffrey Tull was recognized at the 2015 GreenFest Award Ceremony as the “Keepin’ it Clean Citizen of the Year.” Over the past two years, Mr. Tull, who lives on Newton Bridge Road, has taken on the job of picking up litter on the stretch of Newton Bridge Road between the river and Commerce Road at least every other week. It is a well-traveled road which is considered a Litter Hotspot by ACC. He was nominated by Rita Brown, Operations Coordinator of the Landscape Management Division, who said, “I am involved in the scheduling of crews for litter pickup and mowing. Since Geoff has taken on the responsibility of litter pickup in this area, we do not have to send crews out for special pickups along this area of the road. It is rare to see a young man take on this kind of task with such regularity, as well as enthusiasm.” KACCB is proud to present Mr. Tull with this award and is thankful for involved citizens who show such care for our community and the environment!
Past Citizen of the Year Winners:
2014 Josh Koons
2013 Dan Lorentz
2012 Matthew Epperson
2011 Jared Harper
2010 Thomas Gosnell
Geoffrey Tull (center) at the GreenFest Awards Ceremony.