Nathan Carney, President, Carney Law Firm, P.A.

Mary Milne, Vice-President, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bob Berkhahn, Treasurer, Cargill

Lori Gieseking, Secretary, G2 Marketing Solutions
Bryant O. Johnson, Past-President

Debra Evenson, Executive Director, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful


Evangeline Best, East Tampa Revitalization Partnership
Kim Byer, Hillsborough County Public Works Department / Solid Waste Management Division

Chris Cooley, Port Tampa Bay

David Crawley, URS Corporation
Alan Donn, AT&T Pioneers

Jim Ellis, Invictus Paddling Club

Bette Fisher, Republic Services

Nikki Foster, Mosaic

Paul Gassen, Sunrise Landscape
Don Germaise

Joe Gross, Hillsborough County Department of Development Services
Barbara Heineken, Resource Recycling
Al Higginbotham, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Dr. David Karlen, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

Jason LeBlanc, Conex Recycling

Jan Platt
Eric Rice, Wilder Architecture

Joe Ritchie, NorthStar Bank
Brad Suder, City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department

Mark Wilfalk, City of Tampa Solid Waste



Robert Clark, Tampa Steel Erecting, Co

Ross Ferlita, Certified Parks & Recreation Professional

Hal Flowers, Flowers & Associates

Jim Hackman, IRI Consultants

Patrick Harrison, Tampa Bay & Company

Sue House, PowerHouse Consulting

Jim Igler, Florida Aquarium

Guy King, III, M.E. Wilson Company, Inc.

Cam Oberting, Taylor Road Civic Association

Candy Olson

Robert Pressner, Morgan Stanley

Sally Thompson

Michael Trocke, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Larry Wilder, Past President, Wilder Architecture

America Recycling Day BOCC Proclamation
KTBB staff photo (from left to right: Emily Schwartz, Jamie Packer, Debbie Evenson, Christina Arenas, Rebecca Hooper, and Moira Foley)




Debbie Evenson, Executive Director


Emily Schwartz, Development Manager


Jamie Packer, Operations Manager


Christina Arenas, Environmental Program Manager


Rebecca Hooper, Education & Environmental Coordinator


Moira Foley, Environmental Project Coordinator


Monica Craig, Florida Learning Garden

Our mission is to promote a culture of environmental stewardship through volunteer and educational opportunities.


Since 1989, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has provided bay-area residents of all ages with opportunities for meaningful service. Tampa Bay Beautification (founded in 1989) and Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful (founded in 1992) merged in 2012 to form Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Building on the success of these two non-profits, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful continues to have a huge impact in our community. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community. Our focus areas are conservation, waste reduction and beautification. We believe change and improvement begins with personal responsibility. We are very proud of the efforts of our volunteers who have given their time and energy to support our mission.

Keep America Beautiful Awards:

2015 Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award

2015 Sue Smith Professional Leadership Award for Executive Director, Debra Evenson


2015 America Recycles Day Award for the Trashy Flashy Fashion Show


2014 1st Place Keep America Beautiful Affiliate


2014 1st Place Cigarette Litter Prevention Program


2014 1st Place Community Business Award for Pepin Distributing Co.


2014 1st Place Community Improvement Award for Code Enforcement Officer, Bill Langford


2014 Lady Bird Johnson Award for Board Member Cam Oberting


2014 Iron Eyes Cody Award for Volunteer Dan Fisher


2013 1st Place Keep America Beautiful Affiliate


2013 1st Place Innovation Award for the Florida Learning Garden


2013 2nd Place Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

2013 1st Place Great American Cleanup Activation

Other Awards:

2016 Non Profit of the Year Award for Environment & Animals Category - Tampa Bay Business Journal

2016 Environmental Excellence Award - Urban E-Recycling


2014 Adopt-A-Road Program Excellence - Keep Florida Beautiful


2013 Environmental Excellence Award - TBAEP

Community Accomplishments FY15:

972 Cleanup/Beautification/Recycling Projects/Events

725 Education Presentations & Outreach Events

102,871 Residents Reached

16,000 Volunteers

626,000 lbs. Waste Removed - Litter & Recycling Diverted

3,700 Gardens, Plants & Tress Planted

1,554 Miles of Roads Improved

13,198 Acres of Public Lands Improved

386 Adopt-A-Road Groups

FY 16 Sponsors (Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2016) $100,000 +
Hillsborough County Public Works Department\
Solid Waste Management Division

$50,000 +
City of Tampa
Nestle USA

$25,000 - $49,999
City of Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County Pollution Recovery Fund

United States Department of Agriculture

William A Gregory, Jr. Foundation, Inc

$20,000 - $24,999

Keep America Beautiful



$10,000 - $19,999
Florida Department of Transportation

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, Inc.

Tampa Bay Water

Violet & Harold Jaeke Foundation

Keep America Beautiful

$5,000- $9,999

Arbor Day Foundation

City of Tampa Stormwater
CSX Transportation

Davis Island Garden Club

Gopher Resource

Republic Services
Tampa Bay Estuary Program

TECO Energy

$2,500 - $4,999

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Services

Dart Foundation


New Belgium Brewing Co.

New York Life Foundation

Pepin Distributing Co.
Publix Super Markets Charities

Restore America's Estuaries

The USAA Foundation

Waste Management of Florida

Wells Fargo Foundation

Jessica and Richard Alley

Nathan Carney

Bill & Lori Gieseking

Tom & Lee Ann O'Rourke


$1,000 - $2,499

Bucs Care Foundation

Carastro & Associates

Carney Law Firm, P.A.

Centennial Bank


City of Tampa Water

Covanta Energy Corp

Dex Imaging

Don Germaise Foundation

HDR Engineering, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp.

Power Design, Inc.

Rubio's Coastal Grill

Sunrise Landscaping Contractors, Inc.

T. Rowe Price Foundation, Inc.

Tampa Bay Parrott Heads

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa Steel Erecting Co.

Telecom Pioneers

The Williams Consulting Group

WilderArchitecture, Inc.

Ye Royal Krewe of Charlotte de Berry

Al Donn

Paul & Kelly Hays

Sue & Joe House

Adam Knight

Nadine & Robert Pressner



Tampa Bay Water Check PresentationZephyrhills Ribbon Cutting on the Riverwalk

Thank you to all of our FY16 in-kind sponsors ($1000 +)

Alpha Omega Audio

Amalie Arena


Bahama Breeze

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Bradford Renaissance Portraits Corp
City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department

City of Tampa Solid Waste Department
Clear Channel Outdoor

Conex Recycling

Creative Innovations Video
Dex Imaging

Dickinson Brands Inc.

Ferg's Live
Florida Irrigation Society

Florida State Fair Authority

Florida Urban Organics

Fox 13 Care Force

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

FYC Yachts


Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation

Hillsborough County Resource Management Rapid Response Team

Hillsborough County Safety Patrol

Ideal Image

Ken Walters Tampa Bay Blast
Omni Cat
Paul Mitchell School Tampa
Pepin Distributing Company

Pirate Taxi

Puff 'n Stuff

Rays Baseball Foundation, Inc.
Saddlebrook Resort
Sheppard Security and Communication

Shula's Steak House

Site One

Southern Wine & Spirits
Spa Manufacturers

TPepin Hospitality Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Magazine

Tampa Bay Times

TECO Transmission Operation
UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

Vulcan Materials Company

Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream

Zephyrhills 100% Natural Spring Water

4Rivers Smokehouse

We are proud to be a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate! Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. They envision a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates and millions of volunteers. Keep America Beautiful brings people together to transform public spaces into beautiful places. For more information on Keep America Beautiful visit their website.

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