2022 Litter Summit

Click here to view recordings from the summit! (Unfortunately, the audio was not recorded for the “Enforcing Litter and Illegal Dumping Laws” breakout session, but the other breakouts are available to view.)

The 2022 Litter Summit, held in partnership with PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA Department of Transportation, November 1 and 2 at the Holiday Inn in the City of Lancaster, will serve as a follow-up to the recently released Litter Action Plan. The Litter Summit will provide state agencies and participating stakeholders an opportunity to convene and reflect on the work of the past year, share and learn about progress made towards specific recommendations, promote new initiatives, celebrate our collective successes and attract new allies in our shared commitment to prevent litter. The Litter Summit will bring us all together to network with peers and leverage our shared experiences to do more in 2023!


Hosted by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful | In coordination with DEP and PennDOT

Keynote Speaker and Special Guest

Click each speaker's name to see their bio.

Mayor Danene Sorace , City of Lancaster
Jennifer Lawson , CEO of Keep America Beautiful


All Agenda Times and Sessions Subject to Change

November 1

1:00-3:00 PM

The city of Lancaster is well known for its focus on creating a sustainable community for its citizens and all who visit. The tour includes the Tiny Cans initiative, The Compost Bin, Storm Water Rain Garden and Art Mural at Musser Park, the Urban Forestry project and the new Bike It Lancaster Bike Share. Speakers from the City will talk and answer questions at each stop. The farthest point along the way is the Tiny Cans initiative, which is a 15-minute walk from the Holiday Inn Hotel.

Meet at 1PM at either Musser Park (Google map) or at 12:45PM a group will be walking from the lobby of the Holiday Inn Lancaster (Google map).

5:00-8:00 PM

Evening Reception with KPB Board and Staff and our Special Guest, Jenny Lawson, new CEO of Keep America Beautiful. Attendees will enjoy an Upcycled Art Exhibit curated by Red Raven Art Company. Exhibit will continue for both days with artwork available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Keep PA Beautiful.

November 2


Registration and Networking Time with Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introductions - Phoebe Coles


Remarks and National Awards Presentation - Jennifer Lawson , CEO of Keep America Beautiful


State Agency Panel

  • PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian
  • DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh
  • Nicole Faraguna Director, Office of Planning & Policy, DCNR


PA Fights Dirty Campaign

  • Carrie Lepore , DCED Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism, and Film
  • Matthew Blint , President and Pete Baird , Vice-President, Red House Communications


Coffee Break


Findings of the 2022 Enforcement Research Study - Dr. Cecile Carson CEO, CD Carson Consulting


Lunch Buffet and Keynote - Mayor Danene Sorace , City of Lancaster


Working Group Breakouts

B1: Enforcing Litter and Illegal Dumping Laws: A Discussion with Research Participants (Franklin Room)

  • Dr. Cecile Carson CEO, CD Carson Consulting
  • Marisa Sprowles , Section Chief of Operations and Training, DCNR
  • Chief Jacqueline Bagu , Monroe County Waste Management Authority Police Department

B2: The Role of Infrastructure and Ensuring Convenient and Affordable Waste Disposal and Recycling (Dreamland Room)

  • Jack Howell , Elm Street Manager, Spanish American Civic Association
  • Sheila Shea , Recycling Coordinator/Storm water Manger, Fayette County
  • Laura Henry , Chief, Program Development and Support, Bureau of Waste Management, DEP

B3: Education Tools for Today's Students (Tremont Room)

  • Kylie McCutcheon , Young Ambassador Program and Affiliate Coordinator, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
  • Tamara Peffer , Environment & Ecology Content Advisor Executive Director, PA Advisory Council on Environmental Education, PA Department of Education
  • Jennifer Fetter , Watershed Youth Development Educator, Penn State Extension, Penn State University

B4: Innovation Panel (Sorrell Room)

  • Justin Land , Program Officer, Global Citizenship & Northeast Public Affairs, DOW
  • Sheida Sahandy , Chief Sustainability Officer, Encina
  • Jessica Zayatz , Senior Director of Extrusion Engineering and Innovation, Graham Packaging


Working Group Breakouts Repeat


Case Studies in a Systems Approach to Change

  • Chris Mitchell , Anti-litter Specialist, City of Pittsburgh
  • Melissa Muroff , Program Director, Chester Partnership for Safe Neighborhoods, Assistant District Attorney Delaware County


Wrap Up


Location and Time details

Registration is now closed but check back after the summit for recordings of the sessions!

Cost: $100 per participant

When: November 1, City of Lancaster Walking Tour, afternoon TBD. Evening Reception and Up-cycled Art Exhibit at Holiday Inn, 5-8PM
November 2, Litter Summit 8am-4pm

Where: Holiday Inn, Lancaster, PA. Address: 26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA, PA 17602

Room accommodations available at discounted pricing. Rooms are limited, book early - Deadline: October 2, 2022:
Group Block Name: Litter Summit November 2022
Group Block Code: KPB
Make reservations by phone: 1-888-465-4329
Make reservations on-line: Holiday Inn Lancaster reservation link for Keep PA Beautiful Litter Summit

COVID-19: The Litter Summit will follow all state, local and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 health precautions. Check this page for any updates or changes.
There is NO VIRTUAL attendance option but November 2 sessions will be recorded and available shortly after the Summit.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

As a 501(c)3, KPB is dedicated to using its funding to further its mission and support its affiliate network in execution of our programming. Special sponsorship opportunities are necessary to facilitate a successful Litter Summit. Please consider the following sponsorship opportunities, along with your invitation to the Summit.

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact Deb Woolley at dwoolley@keeppabeautiful.org or 203-554-4961 for additional information.