About Us

Keep Nassau Beautiful Mission Statement

Keep Nassau Beautiful conducts and promotes activities and educational opportunities, fosters personal appreciation of, pride in, and responsibility for the natural beauty of Nassau County.

Keep Nassau Beautiful Purpose

KNB shall be charitable and educational in its purpose to keep Nassau County clean and green through community engagement and educational programs. To achieve this purpose, KNB shall:

  • Maintain litter and waste control programs.
  • Engage in community appearance improvement projects for the beautification and conservation of Nassau County.
  • Promote the benefits of a clean and beautiful environment.

Board Member - Summer Recruitment Campaign

The summer board recruitment campaign is currently running from May 30 through June 30, 2022.

Keep Nassau Beautiful is seeking new board members who bring diversity, fresh energy, and a passion for community service. These newest board members will join our team’s 2-year board member rotation. In addition to attending five or more bimonthly meetings, board members are expected to join Keep Nassau Beautiful, attend two or more volunteer events per year, and
actively participate in one of the organization’s committees.

Questions - contact us at (904) 261-0165 or KNB@KeepNassauBeautiful.org.

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Board of Directors

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BOARD OFFICERS

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Mike Cole

Board Chair

Joshua Baker

Board Chair-Elect

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Jean Mauldin

Board Treasurer / Secretary

Patti Baker

Board Member

Betsy Harris

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Kelley McCarter

Board Member

Kimberly Ray

Board Member

Brandy Carvalho

Board Member

Jody Hetchka

Board Member

Janet Michea

Board Member

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Genevieve Summers

Board Member

Joelle Crahay

Board Member

Rachel Kerestes

Board Member

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Paul Moerman

Board Member

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Tony Vellucci

Board Member

Alexia Dawes

Board Member

Kirk Kirkland

Board Member

Ashley Powell

Board Member

Janet Vining

Board Member

Steve Gibb

Steven Gibb

Ex-Officio, Immediate Past Board Chair

Paul Lore

Paul Lore

Ex-Officio Board Member

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Kay O’Rourke

Ex-Officio, Past Board Chair

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Lynda Bell

Executive Director

Sam Gaehring

Samantha (Sam) Gaehring

Volunteer Program Manager

Operation of Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. (KNB) was certified by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) on July 31, 1991. KNB was formed by a group of citizens interested in improving Nassau County. The Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Yulee Chamber of Commerce identified a need for KNB at an annual goal setting session and when KNB was certified it replaced the Nassau County, Yulee, and Fernandina Beach Beautification Committees. KNB is a stand-alone, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation incorporated in the state of Florida and affiliated with KAB and Keep Florida Beautiful (KFB).

KNB's operations are supported by grants, contracts, private donations by corporations and individual citizens, fundraising events and in-kind donations.

KNB is governed by its Board of Directors which consists of up to 25 members elected for a two-year term of office. All KNB policies and programs are the responsibility of the Board of Directors.

The business management and day-to-day administration of KNB is the responsibility of the Executive Director, who must operate within the framework of the established budget, adopted programs, and policies developed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Chairman. The Executive Committee is responsible for evaluating and directing the Executive Director.

KNB works through its Executive Director and committees. The various committee chairpersons propose programs to the Board of Directors and implement the programs approved by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is a member of all committees.

Our Sponsors

We appreciate our sponsors and could not do our great work without them. Our sponsors support KNB through contracts, grants, donations or in-kind services of $500 and up. If you would like to participate, become a member or contact us.

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Not-for-Profit Corporation

Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is a registered, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, CH3954. All contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS rulings. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida or visiting the website: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.