The Keep Moline Beautiful Commission works with volunteers to create a healthy, sustainable community environment promoting Beautification, Litter Prevention, and Recycling.
Formed in 2008 to create a Keep America Beautiful affiliation for the City of Moline, the Keep Moline Beautiful Commission has formalized many existing volunteer programs and developed several new programs and activities.
During the first year the Commission recruited 411 volunteers that collected more than 56 tons of trash and litter for the Great American Clean up, distributed recycling and environmental teaching materials to 14 elementary schools, planted the flowers in the downtown planters in partnership with a program called Join Hands Day, started a new Adopt A Garden program for city parks and entry ways, assisted with an Environmental Film Festival, and started benchmarking the City's carbon footprint as part of the Cool Cities Initiative.
During the first year, the value of the volunteer activities of this committee has been determined to be $42,200 by Keep America Beautiful.
Keep Moline Beautiful Commission meets at 4:30pm the second Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at Moline Public Works located at 3635 4th Avenue.
The Commission is made up of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council. Commission members are: Susan Ratkiewicz, Chairman; Kristen Bergren, Vice Chair; Diane Slover; Susan Wolf, Secretary; Rodd Schick; and Alderman Lori Turner. The City staff contact is Doug House, Municipal Services General Manager, (309) 524-2401.