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The 2021 EEC Nomination form can be found here. 

Each year, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) calls for nominations for environmental awards in a number of categories. The prestigious awards are presented at KOB's highly anticipated annual Environmental Excellence Celebration (EEC) in November. The best of the environmental best in Oklahoma are honored. 

55 Years of Doing, 30 Years of Recognizing Those Who Do It! #EEC30

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions this was our first-ever virtual banquet!

2020 Board Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement – Gail Ederer

Vanguard Award - Cherokee Nation

Champion Volunteer - Ed Brocksmith

Towering Spirit - Cheyenne Arapaho Bison Program

Environmental Advocate Award - Lyn Land with Wild About Piedmont

Visionary Leadership - Melody Martin

2020 EEC Winners:

Affiliate Champions

Andrew J. Barrett - Phoenix Circle Foundation

Kay Laske - Ardmore Beautification Council 

Terry Brannon - Cushing Pride

Richard Thackray - Cushing Pride

Robert Ford - Okeene Historic Preservation Group 

Affiliate of The Year 

Okeene Historic Preservation Group

Youth Achievement Award

Hanna Cross 

K-12 Educators

St. Charles Borromeo

Educational Institutions

OETA - Oklahoma Gardening in Cooperation with OSU

Government Programs - Municipality
Service Population < 25,000

City of Mustang 

Government Programs - Municipality
Service Population > 50,000

City of Stillwater

Law Enforcement - Individual 

Wayne McCasland 

Law Enforcement - Program 

City of Midwest City Police Department – North Oaks Revitalization Project


Armstrong Flooring

Best Visual Impact Award

Okeene Historic Preservation Group

Mr. Cox's Choice 

Cheyenne High School - Business Professionals of America


Ms. Mauk - E. E. Emerson Elementary - 4th Grade


Ms. Gray - Fort Cobb-Broxton Middle School - 7th Grade

Non-Profit Service Population < 5,000

Greater Lake Tenkiller Area Association - Tidy Up Lake Tenkiller

Non-Profit Service Population between 5,001 - 40,000

Pauls Valley Pockets for Progress

Non-Profit Service Population < 40,001

Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) – Eric Pollard

Community Volunteer/Group

Kamala Gamble– Guilford Farms – Community Gardens 

Team Builders - Volunteer/Non-Profit

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful: 
City of Broken Arrow, Michael Spurgeon City Manager
City Parks Director, Matthew Hendren
Chris Ohler, Broken Arrow Horticulturalist
Sanders Nursery, Chip Jones 
Marci Hawkins, Educator at Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinator Coalition
Ron Brancato, Artist for Monarch Watch
Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful

Team Builders - Tribal 

Ardmore Beautification: 
ABC-Keep Ardmore Beautiful
Chickasaw Nation

Team Builders - State 

City of Jenks: Up With Trees

Best of The Environmental Best 

City of Mustang