Environmentally Focused Nonprofit Boasts Board Filled with Municipal, Educational, Business and Community Leaders
Lawrenceville, Ga. – May 12, 2020 – Committed to connecting people and resources for a sustainable Gwinnett, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B) announced today that it has added eight new members to its Citizens Advisory Board. This brings the total number of members to 38 plus seven emeritus board members for the environmentally focused nonprofit. Representing some of the county and state’s finest municipal, educational, business and community leaders, GC&B is proud to add the following new members:
- Jason Chandler, Gwinnett Medical Foundation
- Melvin Everson, Gwinnett Technical College
- Lynette Howard, WestRock
- Jann Joseph, Georgia Gwinnett College
- Kay Sibetta, AARP of Georgia
- Jenny Simpkins, City of Lilburn
- Trent Spake, Chastain & Associates Insurance
- Ron Siebenhener, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (Retired)
“In addition to being true movers and shakers – not only in Gwinnett but also in the State of Georgia – members of our board are caring individuals, first and foremost,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “They care about the environment and our community, and they bring a wide variety of perspectives to the table based on their field of expertise. The diversity of our board allows us to look at every issue impacting our environment from every angle – how all issues affect our schools, cities, marketplace and community. Each member also brings incredible ideas of ways schools, businesses, cities and organizations can partner with us to make a lasting difference for the good of our community. Our board is a catalyst for a movement to create a cleaner, greener, more sustainable Gwinnett.”
From the earliest days of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s history, the organization has been citizen driven. In September 1979, the Lawrenceville Junior Women’s Club convened a group of 57 concerned citizens to address the issues of illegal dumping and littering. Since its official launch under the name Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 1980, the nonprofit has been led by a Citizens Advisory Board. The current GC&B Citizens Advisory Board is led by Andrew Pourchier of Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan as Chairman of the Board. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its programs, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org.
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 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. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its mission of “Connecting People and Resources for a Sustainable Gwinnett,” please visit www.GwinnettCB.org.