Keep Iowa Beautiful Awards

Keep Iowa Beautiful is pleased to recognize individuals, businesses, communities and organizations that simply shine when it comes to improving Iowa communities. Each year we select and honor recipients of the following Keep Iowa Beautiful awards:

Donald F. Lamberti Hometown Pride Vision Award

This award is presented annually and recognizes those who work to improve and enhance the quality of our state and embody a passion for building  a higher level of pride through leadership. 

2017 Recipient: David Dahlquist & RDG Dahlquist Art Studio

2016 Recipient: The Vogel Family

2015 Recipient: The Iowa State Fair

Robert D. Ray Community Award for Excellence

This award is presented annually to a town or city for enhancing the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of the community. The award is designed to recognize a town or city that has gone the extra mile to build a stronger more vial Iowa community both culturally and environmentally.  community beautification projects that are supported or expanded may include, but are not limited to, entryway improvement, housing, street scaping, litter prevention, park/trail development, recycling, lighting, roadway improvement, incorporation of art, landscaping and public nuisance abatement.

2017 Recipient: The City of Woodbine

Woodbine is recognized for investing in downtown rehabilitation by saving 45 building and adding 37 upper story housing units.

2016 Recipient: The City of Lake City

Lake City was recognized for their enhancement efforts and beautification programs that make the community a more attractive place to live and work.

Organization Award for Excellence

This award is presented annually to local or statewide organizations that assist communities with planning and implementation of programs that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. 

2017 Recipient: The Pride in Community Appearance (PICA) Volunteer Group, Fort Dodge, Iowa

The PICA volunteer group was recognized for the many volunteers who enhance the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of Fort Dodge. 

2016 Recipient: The Iowa League of Cities

The Iowa League of Cities is recognized for providing advocacy, training and guidance, making Iowa's communities more attractive places to live and enhancing the quality of life across the state. 

Corporate Award for Excellence

This award is presented to corporations or businesses that make a significant difference in enhancing the quality of life in Iowa's communities through their efforts and financial support.

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls was recognized for designing and manufacturing environmentally friendly quality products from recycle plastics.

2016 Recipient: Yeoman & Company

Yeoman & Company is recognized for assisting communities and volunteers in their beautification and clean-up projects with Yo-Ho Quality Tools.

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