Maryville Public Relations – Giving Back to a Great Community

Anyone who knows me knows I’m passionate about East Tennessee, particularly my hometown, Maryville. Serving on the board of directors for a great local nonprofit organization, Keep Blount Beautiful, and assisting with its Blount County public relations campaigns is one small way I can give back to the community.

Since its inception in 1992, Keep Blount Beautiful has helped clean up more than 215 illegal dumps in Blount County, created an Adopt-A-Mile program for city and county roads, held the first year-round cleanup events, and regularly educates school children on the importance of being green.

On Thursday, we held our annual BRAVO! Awards, which praise local businesses for their landscaping and beautification efforts.

Congratulations to the winners for making this community an even better place to live and work.

The BRAVO! Beautification winners for 2013 are:

  • Asbury Place
  • City of Maryville Fire Department – Sandy Springs Road Location, Station #3
  • Eberting Orthodontics
  • Maryville College
  • RIO180
  • Washington Cleaners

Tony Crisp, Fire Chief Maryville Fire Department; Kim Golly, Asbury Place; Tom Bogart, Maryville College; George William & Walter Wise, Alcoa City Center; Josh King, Washington Cleaners; Brad Bryant, RIO180 church; Joyce Best, Southwind Animal Hospital

Keep Blount Beautiful also recognized businesses for creatively reusing existing buildings in Blount County. The winners of this award are:

BRAVO! Judges Brenda Gregory, Pat Landry, Linda Lee and Lisa Phipps

Tony Crisp, City of Maryville with Charlene DeSha, executive director of Keep Blount Beautiful

Your hard work will no doubt inspire others to help Keep Blount Beautiful.


* Photos courtesy of Keep Blount Beautiful.


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