Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Welcomes 8 New Members to Citizens Advisory Board
Environmentally Focused Nonprofit in Georgia Boasts Board Filled with Municipal, Educational, Business and Community Leaders
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Jason Chandler, Gwinnett Medical Foundation
Melvin Everson, Gwinnett Technical College
Lynette Howard, WestRock
Jann Joseph, Georgia Gwinnett College
Kay Sibetta, AARP of Georgia
Jenny Simpkins, City of Lilburn
Trent Spake, Chastain & Associates Insurance
Ron Siebenhener, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (Retired)
"In addition to being true movers and shakers – not only in Gwinnett but also in the State of Georgia – members of our board are caring individuals, first and foremost," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "They care about the environment and our community, and they bring a wide variety of perspectives to the table based on their field of expertise. The diversity of our board allows us to look at every issue impacting our environment from every angle – how all issues affect our schools, cities, marketplace and community. Each member also brings incredible ideas of ways schools, businesses, cities and organizations can partner with us to make a lasting difference for the good of our community. Our board is a catalyst for a movement to create a cleaner, greener, more sustainable Gwinnett."
From the earliest days of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's history, the Keep America Beautiful affiliate and award-winning 501(c)(3) charitable organization has been citizen driven. In September 1979, the Lawrenceville Junior Women's Club convened a group of 57 concerned citizens to address the issues of illegal dumping and littering. Since its official launch under the name Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 1980, the nonprofit has been led by a Citizens Advisory Board. The current GC&B Citizens Advisory Board is led by Andrew Pourchier of Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan as Chairman of the Board. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and its programs, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org.