Tammy Wright, executive director of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, has been named 2018 Executive Director of the Year by state conservation group, Keep Georgia Beautiful.
At a celebration held in Macon on Dec. 6, Wright, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, the Peachtree Parkway Improvement District and dozens of other people and organizations were recognized for their ongoing work in the state and their own communities to keep Georgia beautiful.
Wright said that before the celebration, she knew the board of directors for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful had submitted her as an applicant for the award, but up until the announcement itself, she had no idea that she had won.
“It was a big surprise, but it was a good surprise,” she said. “I don’t do it for the recognition by any means, but it is always nice to be recognized.”
Wright said that even before her 13-year stint as executive director of Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, she volunteered at the organization and watched as the people she looked up to in the field all received the recognition of Executive Director of the Year.
She said that to be among their number now both humbled and honored her.
“The recognition with the other executive directors kind of makes you feel part of the group,” she said.
Wright also congratulated Carter Patterson of the Peachtree Parkway Improvement District and their award for “Community Beautification for a non-profit organization.” She said that the fostering of relationships in the community with schools, governments and organizations like the Peachtree Parkway Improvement District is one of the things that Keep America Beautiful and its local affiliates were founded on.
“Keep Forsyth County Beautiful is nothing without all of those people, without the partnerships,” Wright said. “They are our success.”
For more information about Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the work they do in the community visit them online at www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org.