In Oklahoma City and Edmond, when people are talking about projects for trees and other environmental needs, one of the names that rise to the top is Becky Durrett. She’s the type of person every nonprofit organization wants – a hard worker who also is accomplished at “the ask”, the request for funding to get dream projects off the ground.
Beck’s creativity is another valued trait. She created the “Great Tree Award” to recognize trees of remarkable size and value, and she initiated a “Centennial Grove” project at two high schools to commemorate Oklahoma’s upcoming centennial. And, to raise social conscience about littering, she designed a reading program at various elementary schools and libraries.
From her part-time position in the Oklahoma City Public Works Department, Becky established many environmental and beautification programs and recently was promoted to program coordinator. From various cleanup campaigns in the Oklahoma City area to helpful service on a number of committees and boards, she is a very busy volunteer.
For being a hands-on volunteer at all levels, Becky Durrett is a whirlwind of good news for Oklahoma’s environment and beautification.
Posted on 05/01/2005
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under