The Community Pride Award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship and can be awarded to individuals, schools, community organizations or civic groups that make an outstanding commitment to litter control, recycling, beautification or general environmental stewardship.

Only elected officials can nominate a constituent for a Community Pride Award. This award is open on a rolling basis.

Click here to fill out the Community Pride Award online form.


Community Pride Award Recipients

Oxford Borough, Chester County

December 2022

Senator Carolyn Comitta, serving the 19th District, nominated Oxford Borough for the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Community Pride Award in recognition of their many efforts to beautify Oxford Borough and engage local residents in community improvement and stewardship activities such as cleanups, planting native gardens and installing riparian buffers. One of Oxford Borough’s many efforts include installing a native plant garden, complete with an educational component for visitors to learn more about the garden and plants native to the area. The Borough partnered with Penn State Master Watershed Stewards and Master Gardeners and members of the Oxford Region Environmental Advisory Council to plan and complete the project.

"I am so grateful to Senator Comitta for nominating us and for the work of the Oxford Regional Area Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)," said Oxford Borough Council President Kathryn Cloyd. "We were thrilled to have our work, which is a labor of love, recognized by the bestowal of this award. And none of this would have been possible without our public works staff and the many volunteers who came out to support and work on our gardens even in inclement weather."

Watch the video of the award presentation

Pictured from left: Oxford Mainstreet Inc. Main Street Manager Jenna Mayer, Oxford Borough Council President Kathryn Cloyd, PA Senator Carolyn Comitta, Oxford Mainstreet Inc. Executive Director Brian Dix

Penbrook Revitalization

November 2021

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful thanks DEP Secretary, Patrick McDonnell; PennDOT Secretary, Yassmin Gramian and Borough Officials for joining us in recognizing Penbrook Revitalization with the KPB Community Pride Award. Penbrook Revitalization participated in the KPB inaugural 2011 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania program, adopted Elm Street, and partnered with the Penbrook Leo Club, to adopt the section of the Capital Area Greenbelt from Market Street to Paxtang Line. They also participate in PICK UP PENNSYLVANIA annually and just this year alone held five events, including a storm drain and litter removal project. These events properly disposed of 1,000 pounds of litter and debris, preventing it from entering our oceans, via the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.

These community improvement projects have provided residents with a healthier place to live, kids with a safer place to play and increased the well-being of all those who are part of the fabric of the community.

Pictured from left: PennDOT Secretary, Yassmin Gramian; PA DEP Secretary, Patrick McDonnell; KPB Board Member and Chief of Staff at City of York, Collin Holder; Carmen Gonzales and volunteers from Penbrook Revitalization Inc.

Tim Arnold

May 2021

The Community Pride Award was presented to Tim Arnold, Richland Township Supervisor, on May 10, 2021. Arnold was nominated by State Representative Craig Staats for his work to address and clean up litter in the 145th legislative district located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Arnold and the Richland Township Water Authority have organized the "Richland Township Road Cleanup Day" for approximately 15 years, removing close to a ton of trash from the regions roadsides each year. Volunteers have also removed over 100 tires over the years. Arnold provides lunch for those that participate.


Pictured from left: Morgan Schuster, Bucks County Conservation District and Keep Bucks County Beautiful representative, Tim Arnold, Richland Township Supervisor and State Representative Craig Staats.

Faith Milazzo

August 2020

Faith was nominated by State Representative Tony DeLuca for her work to address and clean up litter in the 32nd legislative district, including the Penn Hills area, Verona and Blackridge. Milazzo created the Penn Hills Anti-Litter Group with Christine DeCarolis in 2017 and together they organized 30 volunteers to participate in the 2019 Pittsburgh Garbage Olympics. The group collected 85 bags of trash and won the award for most team spirit!


Pictured from left: PA State Representative Tony DeLuca; Faith Milazzo, Community Pride Award Recipient; Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Myrna Newman, Executive Director of Allegheny CleanWays.