Press Release: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Begins Search for New President and Executive Director

Current Executive Director and President – Connie Wiggins – Announces Retirement from Environmentally Focused Nonprofit Organization

Connie Wiggins - Outgoing President and Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean and BeautifulDuluth, Georgia, October 28, 2015 – Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GCB) announced today that it has begun a search for a new President and Executive Director. Current sitting President and Executive Director, Connie Wiggins has announced her plans to retire, although she will remain with GCB through March 2016 to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“As I transition to a new phase in my life, I plan to stay active in the community, enjoy the benefits of retirement, and will stay connected to all of the wonderful people who have been involved with and supported GCB,” said Wiggins. “I am so proud of what we accomplished over the past three decades. We have a strong and involved Board of Directors, a dedicated staff and an entire community of committed volunteers who support our work.  I know that the next President will have all of the tools, resources and support to ensure that GCB continues to help improve the quality of life in our community.”

Wiggins has served in the role of President and Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful since 1985. During her time at the helm of the environmentally focused nonprofit, she has been recognized multiple times locally, regionally and nationally for her efforts at GCB.

“GCB is well positioned to continue serving the community, due in part to Connie’s vision, her tremendous leadership skills and her commitment to excellence,” said Bartow Morgan, Chairman of the Board for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful.  “She has made a profound difference and will be greatly missed by GCB’s Board of Directors, community partners and volunteers. Connie has the Board’s appreciation for her 30 years of exemplary service and she will be honored during our 36th Annual Awards Dinner on January 20, 2016.”

Led by Ethel Andersen, a committee has already been formed to conduct an extensive search for Wiggins’ replacement. All inquiries should be directed to Ethel Andersen at eandersen@atclawfirm.com.

About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful:  Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. (GCB) is a Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It boasts an expansive community-based network dedicated to finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action. The organization is guided by a 55-member Citizens Advisory Board that represents all sectors of the Gwinnett County community. A nationally recognized leader in creating cleaner, greener and more livable communities throughout Gwinnett, GCB involves more than 100,000 volunteers annually to clean and restore public places, recycle more, protect watersheds and develop the next generation of environmental stewards. For more information, concerned citizens and aspiring environmental stewards are encouraged to visit www.GwinnettCB.org.

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