Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is enormously grateful to the Walmart Foundation
for awarding the grant, making the Hometown Makeover online resource
possible, and for their commitment to sustainable practices and to
helping Oklahoma communities and organizations use the tools and
implement the projects presented in the Guide.
Personal thanks to
Pamela Lewis, University of Oklahoma Outreach,
for encouraging that this concept be undertaken and for providing early
research and the design of the colorful project logo.
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce for believing in the project and providing early development funding.
Grace Hancock, a part time
executive assistant for KOB who researched so many of the topics and best
practices in this Guide, that she may qualify as a bona fide
Sonny Wilkinson, KOB Projects
Coordinator, who is also incredibly skilled in the art of all "html
mysteries" and who brought the Guide to life on these web pages.
Courtney Whittier, former KOB
employee who collaborated with me to design the look of the pages and
who encouraged me to continue this labor of love.
KOB board members Bud Ground, Jennifer Wasinger and Vaughn Clark who took a very active role in promoting this concept.
from Gail Ingram Ederer, Executive Director