Local Officials Join Forces For The Great American Cleanup

Left to right: Danny Hailey, McDonald’s; Lou Lattanzi, Pit Row Quick Lube; Steve McCoy, City of Jamestown; Chris Fritz, WCLC Radio; Gail Dishmon, City of Jamestown; Ryan Smith, Mayor, City of Jamestown; Vickie Reagan, Co. Executive’s Office; Micky Brown, Solid Waste Dept.; Jason Wyatt, Walgreen’s; Fentress Co. Executive Frank Smith (seated), Bill Ramsey, Dairy Queen; Gaye Cooper, Solid Waste Board Member; Jason Gasper, Solid Waste Dept.; Faye Dalton Fentress Co. Solid Waste Director, Jackie Selby, Solid Waste Dept.; Wanda Tompkins, Solid Waste Board Member; Phillip Gernt, Mayor of Allardt; and Paula Akers, Judge Todd Burnett’s office.

Left to right: Danny Hailey, McDonald’s; Lou Lattanzi, Pit Row Quick Lube; Steve McCoy, City of Jamestown; Chris Fritz, WCLC Radio; Gail Dishmon, City of Jamestown; Ryan Smith, Mayor, City of Jamestown; Vickie Reagan, Co. Executive’s Office; Micky Brown, Solid Waste Dept.; Jason Wyatt, Walgreen’s; Fentress Co. Executive Frank Smith (seated), Bill Ramsey, Dairy Queen; Gaye Cooper, Solid Waste Board Member; Jason Gasper, Solid Waste Dept.; Faye Dalton Fentress Co. Solid Waste Director, Jackie Selby, Solid Waste Dept.; Wanda Tompkins, Solid Waste Board Member; Phillip Gernt, Mayor of Allardt; and Paula Akers, Judge Todd Burnett’s office.

Local elected officials joined with representatives from the Fentress County Solid Waste Department on Monday, February 24 to officially proclaim and kick off “The Great American Cleanup,” project which will begin on March 1 and will continue through May, 2014.

During this period, our community will be participating in many events which will contribute to the beautification  and improvements of our cities and county, in cooperation with the state and national events being observed at the same time.

Keep TN Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, Inc, which was established in 1953 is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, and the “Great American Cleanup” is one of the many initiatives of the program  which encourages people to care for communities through volunteer participation.

The following proclamation was signed to designate the event:

 

FENTRESS COUNTY TO

PARTICIPATE IN

“THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP: (GAC)

The County of Fentress

Proclamation

“The Months of March – May for Beautification and Litter Pickups” in conjunction with “The Great American Cleanup”

 

Whereas, the county of Fentress has abundant natural beauty and an environmental heritage of conservation of these natural resources; and

 

Whereas, it is the responsibility of all citizens of Fentress County to protect and enhance these natural resources so they may be passed on to future generations; and

 

Whereas, public lands are owned by all citizens, and only managed through trust by municipal, county, state and federal governments, and

 

Whereas, the Keep Tennessee Beautiful Program at the University of Memphis serves as a resource center for the TN Great American Cleanup, in coordination with Tennessee Department of Transportation to provide a way for communities across the state to spotlight the environment benefits of litter prevention, source reduction, recycling and comprehensive solid wast management.

 

Now, Therefore, I, W. Frank Smith, County Executive of Fentress County, do hereby proclaim “The Months of March-May for Beautification  and Litter Pickups,: and urge all citizens to participate and get involved because we love our Tennessee Lands.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.