Pride is what makes us strong and keeps us going. And when the Florida Affiliates came together for the 2017 Keep Florida Beautiful Annual Meeting at the Hutchinson Island Marriott, pride ruled the day! It started with Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB), this year's host, which was bursting with pride to introduce everyone to its slice of paradise known as Martin County. The fun began with the Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 7 and continued until Friday, June 9, with a site visit to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. The sharing and caring that was evident during the meeting was enhanced by the presence of Helen Lowman, the new President & CEO of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), who arrived ready to listen and learn. We are grateful to have met Helen and shared time with her in her quest to reach out and meet affiliates. We feel honored to have her join us so early in her tenure! The pride that Helen witnessed in Florida is, no doubt, a shared vision for all affiliates in the KAB network and something we know will carry forward to next year's annual meeting as well!
Mary Jean Yon, Executive Director