About Keep Arizona Beautiful

Who We Are

Keep Arizona Beautiful empowers citizens across Arizona to care for their environment through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.

Since 1988, Keep Arizona Beautiful has been providing resources and support for communities throughout the state to organize and implement projects that bring citizens together to keep our state clean and beautiful. These projects range from ongoing litter clean up events, recycling initiatives, community gardens, graffiti abatement, cigarette litter abatement and more.

We bring support to under-resourced rural towns in every corner of the state, including guidance for communities who are just getting organized, event promotion, on-the-ground supplies for clean ups, and “best practices” educational opportunities. We are an information clearinghouse and a publicity outlet for any community in Arizona that wants to take action to keep their part of the state beautiful.

Keep Arizona Beautiful Sustaining Sponsors

Staff

Jill Bernstein
Jill BernsteinExecutive Director

Jill has twenty years of non-profit experience in the arts and the environment, and joined Keep Arizona Beautiful as Executive Director in March, 2012. She has a lifelong passion for a clean and beautiful environment.

“Everyone can feel empowered to take responsibility for keeping our shared spaces – parks, roads, neighborhoods, and communities clean and beautiful. It’s a privilege to bring this message to citizens throughout Arizona.”

Megan Fuller
Megan FullerEnvironmental Specialist

Megan has spent the last 17 years working in either environmental compliance or non-profit development. She joined Keep Arizona Beautiful in March 2015 as the Environmental Research Specialist and is excited to support the Arizona green community.

“I am so pleased to be working towards a cleaner, more beautiful Arizona.”

Keep Arizona Beautiful Board of Directors

Cherie Rankin
Cherie RankinKAZB Board Chair Community Development and Social Responsibility Freeport-McMoRan
“I am drawn to people and groups that embrace a sense of community/collaboration and Keep Arizona Beautiful does just that as it strives to connect community members, local non-profits and corporations….From grassroots community clean-ups to large scale Earth Day events, KAZB is on the ground spreading environmental awareness across Arizona.”
Mitchell Klein
Mitchell KleinKAZB Board Vice-Chair Partner, Snell & Wilmer
“I’m an outdoors person – from hiking and camping to hunting and fishing. I became an environmental attorney so that I could make a positive impact on the environment in Arizona and help preserve and protect its wonderful natural resources. The mission of Keep Arizona Beautiful is in line with those of my career and personal life. I want to ensure that the natural beauty of Arizona is maintained so that I’m able to share my passions with my children, their children and generations to come.”
Patti Alderson
Patti AldersonKAZB Board Secretary Director of Operations Triadvocates LLC
“I was a recycler and reuser decades before it was cool, and I am appreciative of the opportunity to expand my sustainability efforts with Keep Arizona Beautiful.”
Nancy Wrona
Nancy WronaKAZB Board Treasurer Central Arizona Community Liaison
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
“I am proud of my over 25 years of service at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, supporting the agency’s mission to protect public health and the environment. Keep Arizona Beautiful is a valuable partner in that effort, working with communities throughout this amazingly beautiful and diverse State.”

Jonathan Green
Jonathan GreenInvestment Recovery, Cox Communications
“As an outdoorsman, I care about our environment greatly, KAZB helps to protect it for future generation”
Andy Haratyk
Andy HaratykPublic Works Operations Manager, City of Bisbee
“I like to be part of an organization that can get people out to recycle and keep Arizona beautiful.”
Brian Davidson
Brian DavidsonSolid Waste Environmental Coordinator, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
“I have been working with environmental issues for over 14 years on the State, Federal, and local levels.  I enjoy working on environmental issues because it has a direct impact on our health and our future.  It can determine how long we live, what our world looks like, and it has a direct reflection on our dignity as human beings.”
Jim Kudinski
Jim KudinskiEnvironmental Support Services Supervisor Salt River Project
“More than four decades ago, the Ad Council partnered with Keep America Beautiful to create a powerful visual image that dramatized how litter and other forms of pollution were hurting the environment, and how every individual has the responsibility to help protect it. This ad and its message made a direct impression on me at a very young age. I am proud to now have the opportunity to participate in the leadership of Keep Arizona Beautiful and assist in developing the next generation of environmental stewards.”
Charles Spell
Charles SpellDirector of Environmental Policy & Sustainability Arizona Public Service
“I believe the mission and objectives of KAZB are commendable and provide a great societal benefit. Litter prevention, waste minimizations and recycling, and community beautification are important sustainability actions for environmental stewardship.”
Tracey Tepper
Tracey TepperArizona/New Mexico Finance Manager
Coca-Cola North America Group
“I believe it is important that business be a driving force in the ongoing effort to make a community stronger by supporting such worthwhile organizations as KAZB.  Our mission is consistent with Coca-Cola’s – to promote recycling and the use of renewable materials in packaging which helps to protect our environment.”