Over 650 Oklahoma citizens, four former Governors, two cabinet secretaries, and three state agency heads with a strong passion for their communities attended Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s 29th Annual Environmental Excellence Celebration last Friday, November, 22nd at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The attendees enjoyed a meal by the Petroleum Club, Restaurant Pull, Wine Pull, and several exciting raffle items to try their luck on.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB), a statewide non-profit, recognizes Oklahomans doing their part to preserve the beauty and sustainability of this state. This year, over 85 individuals, communities, businesses, municipalities, state agencies and more from across the state were recognized for their work in the past year. The Keep Oklahoma Board selected seven individuals or groups as recipients of the prestigious board commendations awards.

Each year, KOB hosts the Environmental Excellence Competition, where the public nominates groups and individuals for their efforts to benefit Oklahoma. The nominations are presented to a panel of guest judges from the community, who determine finalist and winners in various different categories.

Shawnee Beautification Committee was awarded the Non – Profit 15,000- 40,000 Award for their numerous landscape and street improvement project. Shawnee Beautification Committee improved almost all of Shawnee’s center medians and various streets throughout city.

“Here at Keep Oklahoma Beautiful we are about communities, not profit.” Said Jeanette Nance, Executive Director of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful. “ When disconnected people come together as a community with a cause, we change the face of Oklahoma. I absolutely love this event where we can honor so many deserving individuals and groups for the good they do all across the our state.”

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide non-profit with a mission to empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state’s natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. For more information about KOB, visit: keepoklahomabeautiful.com