The City of Apopka is excited to announce that we are in the process of becoming a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate!
Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful is a leading national nonprofit that inspires and educates people to take action to improve and beautify their community. Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities. Behavior change is the cornerstone focus.
By becoming a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, benefits to Apopka include but are not limited to: Improving outreach and participation in the City’s Adopt-A-Road Program; encouraging more local schools to participate in the City’s Plastic Bag Recycling Partnership; reducing litter; waste and graffiti; and gaining access to Community Impact Grants.
As part of the affiliate process, the City must identify a team of 6-9 community representatives from business, government and civic sectors to assist in the process to form the affiliate. Ideally, representatives will be knowledgeable in the following areas: Financial management; business and organizational administration and governance; City/County government; and geography of the community. A Team Leader will also be identified.
Team members will serve on one of three task groups for 4-6 months following initial training. Each team member must commit to attend the initial four-hour Training Workshop. Team Members will be assigned tasks at the end of the training and shall agree to accomplish assigned tasks within 4-6 months necessary for certification.
Fill out our Team Member Interest Form online!
The following duties will be assigned to each Task Group:
Organizational Structure Task Group
Responsible for creating the organizational structure and administration in order to ensure long-term success for the affiliate.
- Draft documents and submit to Team and/or government for approval
- Resolution/Executive Order/Ordinance
- Mission statement
- Logo design (Keep America Beautiful provides base logo)
- Determine board member responsibilities
- Member recruitment
- Executive Director job description
- Design one-year operational budget
Community Appearance Index – Litter Index Task Group *
Responsible for overseeing the completion of the Litter Index. The Litter Index is a visual assessment of the community.
Litter Index Tasks:
- Prepare local scoring map
- Enlist 3-6 volunteers to perform the Litter Index
- Conduct Index and compile data
Focus Area Survey Task Group *
Responsible for completing the Focus Area Survey, a fact-gathering document that examines current educational programs relating to litter prevention, beautification, community greening, waste reduction and recycling, existing ordinances, enforcement practices, and available resources and tools. City or county governmental representatives are especially suited for this Task Group Area.
Focus Area Survey Tasks:
- Identify relevant resources in government agencies, businesses and civic organizations
- Complete and compile survey
Please Note: The Community Appearance Index and Focus Area Survey Tasks groups will be asked to work together to complete observations about what was learned from the Community Appearance Index – Litter Index and Focus Area Survey and may provide recommendations.
Team Member Interest Form
Are you a community business, government or civic sector representative interested in serving on the Keep Apopka Beautiful affiliate Team? We want to hear from you! Please complete our Keep Apopka Beautiful: Team Member Interest Form online.
Have questions or concerns? Email Nicole Kennedy or call at 407-703-1681.