KFB Board of directors
Al Sawtelle, Chairman
Megan Hanzel, Vice-Chairman
Stacy Gibney, Treasurer
Nan Pollack, Secretary
KFB advisory board members
Leila Hybl, Executive Director
Dec McCord, Education Specialist
Fremont, Nebraska has a proud history of maintaining and creating a more beautiful community. Many years ago there was an Architectural Review Committee whose members advised the City Officials on building conditions within the community. In the mid to late 1970's, the Architectural Review Committee became the Mayor's Beautification Committee under the direction of Fremont Mayor "Art" Peters.
The Mayor's Beautification Committee worked directly with the City Government to determine ways to create a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful community. In 1983, the Mayor's Beautification Committee was renamed the Keep Fremont Beautiful Committee and was certified as a Keep American Beautiful Affiliate.
In 2008, Keep Fremont Beautiful began the process of obtaining the 501c3 nonprofit designation through the IRS. The Keep Fremont Beautiful Committee became Keep Fremont Beautiful, Inc. in March of 2010. In November of 2010, the Keep Fremont Beautiful office was moved from the City Parks Department to the old Clarkson Elementary School building–which now serves as the Midland University Maintenance Building. The KFB office is now housed in the Main Street Collective Building at 529 N Main Street, Suite #4, Main Street Fremont, NE 68025.
Funding for the Keep Fremont Beautiful programs and projects come from various grant awards, KFB Partners Association Membership contributions, the City of Fremont, the Department of Utilities and Dodge County. Both the “Litter Reduction and Recycling” grant program and the “Waste Reduction and Recycling” grant program administered through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, are major funding sources for KFB.
Keep Fremont Beautiful provides litter reduction and recycling workshops for K-12 students in Fremont and the surrounding area. Speakers for community presentations are also available through KFB and can be designed to fit your selected topic and time constraints. Contact KFB at 402-941-6122 to schedule a school workshop or community presentation.
Monday - Friday*
*Open By Appointment
If you see someone litter from their vehicle, report the incident by calling the Litter Hotline.
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