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KOB Held Two Regional Workshops In January

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful held our FREE Community Improvement Regional Workshops last week in Enid and Okmulgee. These had a variety of relevant topics for community organizations, chambers of commerce, volunteers and municipal/county officials. We would like to thank our hosting communities and the local businesses that welcomed our group to town. The workshops were held in local venues; Citizens Security Bank meeting room in Okmulgee and the Enid Convention Hall in Enid. Both were perfect for our groups. We had 80 (both workshops combined) in attendance from all across Oklahoma including some that traveled almost 200 miles to attend at each venue!

These Workshops are designed for those interested in expanding a community improvement organization, those interested in starting a new organization, or for those simply exploring the idea of starting a group to beautify and enrich the quality of community life.

Invited speakers and those in attendance shared ideas, tips, tools and inspiration to help groups improve the aesthetic, sustainable and environmental quality of life in their community. Attendants had an opportunity to become part of the growing network of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful affiliates across the state and meet others who have similar goals and experiences. “The workshops are a tool for people with like minds and hearts sharing information for a cause.” Said KOB’s Executive Director Jeanette Nance.

KOB staff, along with staff visiting from the corporate offices of Keep America Beautiful, community leaders, experts and experienced organizational directors shared experiences from and with each other. These workshops are designed to educate, update and inspire and were held from 10:00am - including a free lunch - to 3:00pm. KOB will have more workshops later in the year. Watch for information at www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful would like to thank the hosting communities and affiliates who helped make the workshops such a great success. Michael Patton of the M.E.T., in Tulsa, the “recycling” speaker at the Okmulgee workshop, says, “if you litter, you are not my friend.” The Braman affiliate representative spoke about how the recycling center project between the city of Braman and American Legion Post 259 was the brain child of a conversation on the way home from the KOB 2012 Environmental Excellence Award. The center won an award at the 2013 award banquet. KOB’s Executive Director, Jeanette Nance shared, “We are doing Good Things at KOB! Please come join us”.

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