About Keep Arizona Beautiful

Our Mission

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

Since 1984, Keep Arizona Beautiful has been providing resources and support to help communities organize and implement local initiatives to keep our state clean and beautiful, including litter abatement efforts, recycling programs, illegal dumping prevention, and community beautification projects.

We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean and beautiful community, and each of us shares the responsibility to contribute to that vision.

To achieve that vision, we provide guidance for communities who are just getting organized, event promotion, on-the-ground supplies for clean ups, and “best practices” educational opportunities. Additionally, we are an information clearinghouse and a publicity outlet for any community in Arizona that wants to act together to keep their part of the state beautiful.

Board Of

Stephen Herring

Municipal Relationship
Republic Services

Todd Pryor

Town Manager
Town of Superior

Belinda Foreman

Executive Account Manager
Battery Solutions

Andrea Reighley

Regional Manager
Keter Environmental Services, Inc.

Nancy Wrona

KAZB Board Chair
Central Arizona Community Liaison
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Cherie Rankin

KAZB Board Vice-Chair
Community Development and Social Responsibility

Patti Alderson

Board Vice-Chair
Public Works Operations Manager
Consultant, TriAdvocates

Jonathan Green

Investment Recovery
Cox Communications

Brian Davidson

Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Mitchell Klein

Snell & Wilmer

Charles Spell

Director of Environmental Policy & Sustainability
Arizona Public Service

About The Staff

Jill Bernstein
Executive Director

Jill Bernstein

Jill has 25 years of nonprofit experience in the arts and the environment in Arizona. She joined Keep Arizona Beautiful as Executive Director in 2012 and is dedicated to building a strong network of affiliates in rural areas throughout the state. She believes each of us is responsible for helping to keep our world clean and beautiful.

“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
Environmental Specialist

Megan Fuller

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.”

What We Do: Outreach & Education

Our statewide outreach is done through our Rural Environmental Outreach Partnership–a collaborative effort of Keep Arizona Beautiful and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Recycling and Brownfields programs. This outreach includes Environmental Resource Roadshows, Rural Environmental Action Planning Workshops, and Regional Waste, Recycling and Blight Management Forums. As a team, we provide these outreach programs across the state to give communities the tools they need to tackle local environmental challenges.

Environment Resource Roadshow (ERRs)

90-minute presentations that provide an overview of resources available to help communities address local litter, recycling, and blight issues.


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Rural Environment Action Planning (REAP) Workshops

REAP workshops bring stakeholders together for in-depth, facilitated, community-based planning workshops to create and implement sustainable solutions to intractable local environmental issues, such as eliminating illegal dumping, creating sustainable recycling solutions, and combatting blight.

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to learn more about how this program can help your community.