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Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful celebrates national, state awards

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 The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission celebrated Frank Austin's Iron Eyes Cody Award during their meeting Thursday at Terminal Station. Board chairwoman Theresa Robinson, center, recognized Austin, right and CEO Pam Carswell, who also won a Keep Georgia Beautiful Lynn Cobb Award for her efforts as executive director.
LIZ FABIAN/THE TELEGRAPH The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission celebrated Frank Austin's Iron Eyes Cody Award during their meeting Thursday at Terminal Station. Board chairwoman Theresa Robinson, center, recognized Austin, right and CEO Pam Carswell, who also won a Keep Georgia Beautiful Lynn Cobb Award for her efforts as executive director.

The Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission earned a Keep America Beautiful 2015 Affiliate Award of Excellence and a President's Circle Award for upholding national beautification standards.

Macon Shalom Zone director Frank Austin also was honored with the national organization's highest volunteer award, the Iron Eyes Cody Award, for leading cleanups in 11 communities in Macon.

KMBBC president and CEO Pam Carswell also received the Lynn Cobb Award from Keep Georgia Beautiful for exemplary work as an executive director with less than 10 years in the position.

Carswell said the Litter Hotline launched last year and school recycling curriculum she developed were key to her selection. She also met the criteria to receive a national Certified Community Environment Award.

At Thursday's recognition ceremony at Terminal Station, board chairwoman Theresa Robinson said: "So as you hear the community talk about we're not doing anything for beautification, this is proof that we are."

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