Local beautification group to host state and local officials
Published 8:35 am Monday, April 11, 2016
Carter County Proud, the county’s newly-formed citizen litter fighting force, will host various officials with Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and a representative of Keep Kingsport Beautiful at its upcoming meeting Tuesday.
Founding member Edward Jordan invites the public to attend to learn about a number of projects the club has underway, as well as potential opportunities and partners.
Tuesday’s meeting will take place at Smokehouse BBQ on Milligan Highway on April 12 at 6 p.m.
Discussion and presentations will focus on education, enforcement and clean up and disposal. Jordan believes that partnership with existing programs will be an effective tool to further their cause. Melissa Marshall from Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTB) attended the last meeting, and club members along with the county mayor felt the club should become an affiliate.
Like TDOT, KTB provides resources for clean up and education like signage, tools and information.
At Tuesday’s meeting, speakers include TDOT Beautification Program Supervisor Mike Cook, Carter County TDOT Maintenance Supervisor, TDOT Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator Amy Cloyd, Carter County Sheriff’s Office Cpt. Tom Smith and Robin Cleary with Keep Kingsport Beautiful.
Jordan said the club already adopted two miles of roadway along Milligan Highway through TDOT’s program.
He said he hopes the public will join the meeting to learn about existing county and state laws and efforts to clean up and will contribute ideas and manpower for the future of a beautiful Carter County.
The strategy of the club has been to involve as many businesses, individuals and organizations in this effort to take pride in the place they call home.
For more information contact Jordan at email@example.com.