Middle Georgia organizations recognized by national Keep America Beautiful
The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission and Keep Warner Robins Beautiful were recently recognized at a national conference of the Keep America Beautiful organization. Also, the recipient of the first national Carolyn Crayton Award was named.
The organizations in Macon and Warner Robins were named together as winner of an Award of Excellence for populations of 30,000-100,000. The two organizations joined forces during a Meet in the Middle event to improve the conditions along Ga. 247. Volunteers donated nearly 730 hours of time to remove 3 tons of trash.
The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission also was one of two organizations to win a national Community Improvement Award for Litter Prevention. Nearly 1,900 volunteers conducted 71 cleanups collecting 20.4 tons of litter over and above the Meet in the Middle event. It also was recognized for planting daffodils and cherry trees.
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The inaugural Carolyn Crayton Award was presented to The Coca-Cola Co. The award recognizes a person, company or organization of a local Keep America Beautiful affiliate for long-standing service to that affiliate. The Coca-Cola Co. one of the first to partner with the Macon affiliate and it has continued for 43 years.
Burgess Pigment Co. promotes employee
Cesar Zavala-Mesta has been promoted to information technology manager by Burgess Pigment Co. at its kaolin processing operations in Sandersville. Zavala-Mesta will be responsible for leading the IT team to maintain and support the company’s technology platforms as well as promote and secure emerging IT technology.
Prior to joining Burgess Pigment, he was an IT consultant serving international customers from his home in Monterrey, Mexico.
Sites in Putnam and Monroe counties get tourism funding
Two Middle Georgia counties received funding from the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division. Recipients of the 2017 Tourism Product Development Funding Program included Juliette Park in Monroe County; marketing, branding and website development for the Briar Patch Arts Council in Putnam County as well as Putnam County signage.
The state tourism division awarded more than $57,500 in product development grants to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state. The funding program is designed to spur tourism development activities at the local level that maintain and create jobs, attract tourists and enhance the visitor experience.
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