More than 242,000 volunteer hours dedicated to local environment

Thirteen awards were handed out for individuals and groups who collaborated with KADB / Sarah Bleau

Thirteen volunteers received awards for their work in collaboration with Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful (KADB). Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was on hand to present the awards.

"It's our dedicated employees on a day in, day out basis picking up litter, mowing grass, trying to keep the roads and right-of-ways and our parks, upkeep on those and beautification. I think that's what made our organization stand out," says Larry Cook, who accepted the Government Agency of the Year Award on behalf of Dougherty County Public Works.

During the past year, Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful says more than 34,000 volunteers donated more than 242,000 volunteer hours to help to improve and beautify the city and county.

The following is a complete list of the award winners:

2011 Clean Business of the Year: The Law Office of Brett Wilson2011 Organization Award: ASU's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
2011 Beautification Award: Chuck's Customizing Services, Inc.
2011 Litter Abatement Award: Albany Rotary Club â" "No Butts Please!"
2011 Government Award: Dougherty County Public Works
2011 Recycling Award: Students at Turner Elementary and Deerfield Windsor's Lower Campus2011 Volunteer of the Year Award: The employees of Georgia Power's Plant Mitchell
2011 Employee of the Year (City Public Works): Gerald Roach
2011 Employee of the Year (City Solid Waste): Alverso O'Neal
2011 Employee of the Year (Dougherty County Public Works): Willie Solomon
2011 Employee of the Year (Dougherty County Solid Waste): Curtis Clay

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