KCCB’s Ed Jordan honored with Keep Tennessee Beautiful Award

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, April 20, 2021

MEMPHIS — Keep Tennessee Beautiful today honored Carter County’s Ed Jordan on Friday, April 16, with the Love Where You Live Award, the organization’s most prestigious annual honor. The award was presented to Jordan by Missy Marshall, executive director of KTnB, during Keep Carter County Beautiful’s awards and appreciation luncheon. Jordan serves on the front lines of the cleanup of his home county as head of Keep Carter County Beautiful. County Mayor Patty Woodby and Elizabethton Mayor Curt Alexander attended the event, along with other local leaders and KCCB volunteers.

Joined by a hard-working group of volunteers first known as Carter County Proud, Jordan led the effort to become Keep Carter County Beautiful, a part of Keep Tennessee Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. Cleanup projects over the years have included litter and debris pick-up along Carter County’s roadways and clean up and beautification of the popular Tweetsie Trail, among many other projects. Keep Carter County Beautiful has close ties with the Carter County School System, which supports his efforts in providing anti-litter education.

“Ed Jordan is one of the most dedicated volunteers we have, and that’s saying a lot coming from the Volunteer State,” Marshall said. “He sets the bar high for Keep Tennessee Beautiful volunteers, as an inspiration to us all.”

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The Love Where You Live Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes individuals who have made a positive difference in the litter clean up and beautification of their communities. Friday’s award to Jordan was announced at a virtual event in March and presented in-person by Marshal at Friday’s event.

Not one to rest on laurels, Jordan lead a group of volunteers in his latest litter clean-up efforts April 17. This event focused on the Tweetsie Trail as KCCB celebrates The Great American Cleanup, Earth Day, and KTnB’s latest campaign — Trashercise. All volunteers are welcome and should meet in the parking lot of the Recycle Center at the Lions Ballpark off of Elk Avenue.

View the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2930529680530141/
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For more information, visit https://www.keeptnbeautiful.org.