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At a recent City Council Meeting, the City of Manassas received its certificate of affiliation from the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. As a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Manassas Beautiful joins a powerful and passionate network of more than 620 affiliates, including 26 state-level affiliates, hundreds of additional partnering organizations, and a select number of international affiliates.
“Manassas is a beautiful City with active and involved residents,” said City Manager W. Patrick Pate. “I know our residents, volunteers and staff are proud to receive this designation and will work hard to keep the City beautiful for generations to come.”
“As part of the Keep America Beautiful national affiliate network, Keep Manassas Beautiful has pledged to act as a catalyst for positive community change, with the goal of improving the quality of life for every resident of the City of Manassas by leading the fight to end littering, improve recycling and beautifying its local community,” said Keep America Beautiful Vice President/Litter and Affiliate Relations Cecile Carson. “We welcome Keep Manassas Beautiful as an important part of our growing national movement, as it embarks on transforming the City of Manassas’ public spaces into beautiful places.”
Over the last year, the City’s Recycling Coordinator and the Citizens Advisory Committee on Solid Waste have worked diligently to fulfill the guidelines and requirements necessary to earn this designation.