Keep Florida Beautiful Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors for Keep Florida Beautiful (KFB), one of the largest volunteer-based community organizations in the Sunshine State, has announced the appointment of Savanna Christy as Executive Director. Savanna came to KFB from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission in February 2019 and served as Program Coordinator, assisting with the daily operations of KFB. With a background in oceanography and environmental science, Savanna has a great passion for the conservation of Florida’s natural environments and the overall eco-improvement of our state.

“I am very excited for this opportunity to work with other environmental champions and leaders of sustainability around the state for a clean, green and beautiful Florida,” said Christy.
“We are delighted to have Savanna lead KFB’s efforts in Florida to inspire, educate, and empower Floridians to improve and beautify their communities,” said Elizabeth DeWitt, KFB Board Chair and President of the Florida Beverage Association. “A network of more than 40 Keep America Beautiful affiliates across the State work tirelessly to ensure that Florida is a beautiful place to live, work, and play.”

Savanna replaces the current Executive Director Mary Jean Yon who will be assisting Keep America Beautiful as a National Trainer.

“We are extremely grateful for the leadership and vision of Mary Jean Yon during these past five years,” said DeWitt. “Mary Jean’s leadership of Keep Florida Beautiful and work in collaboration with Florida affiliates, has enabled the organization to be successful in efforts centered around recycling, litter prevention education, solid waste reduction, and environmental education.”

About Keep Florida Beautiful

As a State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Florida Beautiful brings together more than 40 county and city affiliates. KFB in conjunction with Florida Affiliates, is proud to be one of Florida’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organizations.

The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 75,000 volunteers and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials and individuals who participate in events such as the Great American Cleanup, the DRIVE IT HOME-Keep Our Paradise Litter-Free campaign and the International Coastal Cleanup Day. Educational outreach is also a high priority with many affiliate programs focused on in-school and after-school programs. 

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