Submission closes: October 1, 2017 11:59 PM

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Keep America Beautiful is the iconic national nonprofit organization that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.  We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.

The Keep America Beautiful Sue Smith Professional Leadership Award honors Affiliate Executive Directors or senior staff involved with affiliate leadership who have built and sustained a local or state affiliate with exceptional success.  The Award is named in honor of Sue Smith, former Keep America Beautiful Director of Education and Training.

A winner will be selected by a volunteer panel of current and past affiliate and Keep America Beautiful leaders, and when applicable Keep America Beautiful National Staff.  Judges may request additional materials.  A winner will be notified by Dec. 1, 2017.  An award will be presented at Keep America Beautiful's Annual National Conference January 17-19, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

* 1. Nominee

* 2. How should name appear on award, if selected?

* 3. Background (20 points):  Provide a brief history of the nominee including how he or she first became involved with the Keep America Beautiful network.  Include the nominees background, qualifications, number of years involved, and other accomplishments.

* 4. Achievements (35 points):  Describe the nominees major achievements in the affiliate network and how he or she works with the community to obtain behavior change. Include a description of the activities that took place to obtain results, including the use of Keep America Beautiful programs and/or resources.

* 5. Leadership (35 points): Describe the nominees leadership qualities.  Include how civic groups, the business community, individuals or others were involved in the affiliate's mission and vision. Describe efforts to change behaviors related to Keep America Beautifuls Impact Areas: End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify Communities.

* 6. Summation (5 points): Provide two to three sentences summarizing the nominees leadership efforts and achievements and how they've made their community a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place to live.

* 7. Supplemental Material:

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File may contain up to three pieces to substantiate the written responses.

Files that are not clearly named: AWARD CATEGORY and NOMINEE will not be considered.

Materials must be 2 MB and may include:
  • Photos (that illustrate engagement or impact). PLEASE NOTE: photo collages will not be accepted.
  • Press clips
Please indicate in the comment box whether you chose to include supplemental materials in your application.

* 8. Highest elected official (contact to be notified upon receipt of award)

* 9. Administrator/Manager (contact to be notified upon receipt of award)

* 10. Are you a Florida DOT Grant recipient who would like to receive a confirmation of your submission to the KAB National Awards program?

* 11. Keep America Beautiful reserves the right to use, reproduce, edit, or publish the submitted information. By submission of this form, you agree that Keep America Beautiful has the right to use any portion of your entry, name, and likeness. 

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