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Keep Liberty Beautiful head up for award
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Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida has been nominated for an individual Keep Georgia Beautiful award.
For more than 30 years, KGB has been highlighting the work of individuals like Swida, who work to improve their communities, reduce waste and litter and increase recycling.
KGB honors these devoted individuals and others with awards for the woman of the year, man of the year, public-works employee of the year, code enforcement officer of the year and student of the year.
Swida has been with the Keep Liberty Beautiful program for several years and has prompted the rise of the program to state and national attention by installing programs such as a quarterly Recycle-it Fair, constructing the world’s largest crayon and numerous other award-winning programs.
“Sara makes it all look easy, but we — her advisory board members — know how hard she really works and appreciate her for all the work she has done,” immediate past chairwoman Leah Poole said.
“We are hopeful that Sara will win this prestigious honor as she is hands-down the most deserving.”
Keep Georgia Beautiful’s mission is to build and support community environmental activities and behaviors resulting in a more beautiful Georgia.
The awards program is based on the knowledge that positive reinforcement of hardworking and deserving individuals advances KGB’s mission and is a key way to create sustainable communities.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges in October and honored at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Awards Luncheon on Nov. 14 in Atlanta. 
“While winning an award is a competitive process, being nominated represents great leadership by the nominee,” said Sarah Visser, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.
“Local communities should be very proud of the efforts (that) nominated groups and individuals put forth to make their part of the world a better place.  We are proud to pull all of these local efforts together and highlight the great work and progress being made statewide.”

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