Keep Douglas Beautiful Committee
The mission of Keep Douglas Beautiful (KDB), an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is to promote environmental sustainability and educate the community to take action every day to increase safety, reduce litter from our open spaces and waterways, improve recycling effort, and keep Douglas beautiful.
The executive board of KDB is comprised of 8 members: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Non-voting ex-officio members are the Community Development Director, City Marshal, and Public Information Manager. The Executive Director is the City of Douglas Grants Administrator.
|Courtney Dorsett, Secretary/Treasurer||10/01/2021-12/31/2024|
|Diana Harris, Vice President||10/01/2021-12/31/2024|
|Dinitra Williams, President||10/01/2021-12/31/2024|
|Alisha Cross, Honorary||10/01/2021-12/31/2024|
|Bob Colton, Honorary||10/01/2021-12/31/2024|
|Blondale Thomas, Ex-Officio|
|Christian Burkett, Ex-Officio|
|Georgia Henderson, Ex-Officio|
|Rodger Goddard, Ex-Officio|
Clear Your Clutter Pick-Up Event
On Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9am-11:30am, Keep Douglas Beautiful volunteers will assist citizens living within the city limits with clean-up needs to help dispose of large, unwanted items. Applications must be completed with all information. Due to the limited time allowed on January 21, 2023, not all applicants will receive pick-up, so please return completed applications as soon as possible.
Applications may be picked up at 211 S. Gaskin Avenue or downloaded below. Application deadline is December 1, 2022. Please mail or drop off the application to City of Douglas, 211 S. Gaskin Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533 (Ashley-Slater House).
- Approved citizens will be notified at least four to two weeks before event. Priority will be given to disabled and elderly (65 or older) residents.
- If possible, all items must be placed curbside for pick-up. PCC volunteers will enter homes to remove unwanted items to place at the curbside once homeowners are notified that pick-up will occur. ONLY PLACE ITEMS AT CURBSIDE ONCE NOTIFIED THAT PICK-UP WILL OCCUR
- Acceptable brown and white good items include furniture, washing machines, refrigerators, dryers, stoves, microwaves, televisions, etc. All chemicals MUST BE drained from appliances.
- NO hazardous chemicals such as paints/solvents, household cleaners, pesticides or herbicides, motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, or tires will be collected.
Due to the limited time allowed on January 21, 2023, not all applicants will receive pick-up, so please return completed applications as soon as possible. This is a one time curbside pick-up service for selected applicants offered by Keep Douglas Beautiful Committee.
Special thanks to our community partner, PCC Airfoils, LLC and all our volunteers.
Clear Your Clutter Flyer (PDF)
Pick-Up Date: January 21, 2023 from 9:00AM-11:30AM
KEEP DOUGLAS BEAUTIFUL HOLDS SUCCESSFUL PARK CLEANUP
The Keep Douglas Beautiful Committee conducted a beautification project at Jackie Allen Park on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 9:30 am-12Noon. Volunteers from the community and descendants of Ms. Jackie Allen assisted in improvement efforts at the park.
Keep Douglas Beautiful had an amazing time working together on the beautification event at Jackie Allen Park,” says Dinitra Williams, KDB President. “Thank you to the over 30 volunteers that helped make the event a great success! We appreciate everyone for their commitment to keeping Douglas beautiful.”
Community and neighborhood volunteers of all ages gave back to their community by helping pressure wash the building, re-paint areas of the building, and clean up brush and overgrowth in the park. Jackie Allen Park is a more attractive neighborhood place thanks to all efforts of the volunteers and committee.
Special thanks to Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams who donated the paint and painting supplies for the project. Additional thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department, Community Development, Mayor's Youth Council, Teen Court, Customer Care, Ambitious Young Men-AYM, and the descendants of Ms. Jackie Allen; Ms. Gloria Davis and Qwaima Clark.
The next project for Keep Douglas Beautiful will be the Clear Your Clutter Event on January 21, 2023. Applications for this event may be downloaded by visiting the City of Douglas website at www.cityofdouglasga.gov/KDB. Application deadline is December 1, 2022.