Sarasota County earns another Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award

Honor accorded for the 14th year

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Sarasota County has earned the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award for the 14th year, “a designation that recognizes exemplary performance by certified communities in creating clean, green and beautiful communities,” the county has announced.

Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful is a network of 620 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts — supported by millions of volunteers — “help transform public spaces into beautiful places,” a county news release says. “Earning the President’s Circle Award means a community has worked to end littering, improve recycling and … continually strives to beautify [its] neighborhoods,” the release adds.

“It’s not only an honor to earn this distinguished award for the 14th year, but it’s an honor to work with so many talented and passionate volunteers each and every year,” said Wendi Crisp, program coordinator for Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, in the release. “This award is a testament to their dedication and all of the hard work it takes to keep our community clean and litter-free.”

According to Keep America Beautiful Chief Operating Officer Becky Lyons, one of the organization’s most effective tools is its network of organizations, such as Sarasota County.

“Our affiliates are providing real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound,” Lyons added in the release.

To learn more about Keep Sarasota County Beautiful and its volunteer opportunities, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000, or visit