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Keep Carroll Beautiful’s Jacqueline Dost Resigns


For Immediate Release CONTACT:  Fred Eady, Keep Carroll Beautiful

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 678-321-4816

Press Release

Carrollton, GA – Fred Eady, Board Chair of Keep Carroll Beautiful, announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Jacqueline Dost, long time Executive Director, effective April 30, 2016. Dost will remain an employee of the organization until the end of the year or until a smooth transition has been accomplished. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of Keep Carroll Beautiful, we thank Jacqueline for her years of dedication to the organization and wish her the best moving forward,” Eady said. The Board will move ahead with plans to fill the vacancy Dost leaves behind. During Jacqueline’s tenure with Keep Carroll Beautiful, Carroll County has realized many positive changes with regard to quality of life and improvements to the local environment. Notably Keep Carroll Beautiful, under the direction of Dost, has championed curbside recycling programs in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bowdon and Temple. As well, Keep Carroll Beautiful has had great influence with regard to upgrading and improving the county’s Convenience Centers which has resulted in an increased awareness of recycling and gross tonnage collected. According to Jacqueline Dost, “Our most crowning achievement has been the collection of almost one million pounds of recycled electronics over the past eighteen semi-annual events hosted by Southwire.” In addition, over the past ten years of serving as director, Jacqueline has worked with Tanner Health System to establish more than twenty-two community gardens in the West Georgia area. She spear-headed many county wide community beautification projects as well as education initiatives in hopes of instilling a love of the environment in school-aged children. Under her leadership, Keep Carroll Beautiful has earned numerous national and state awards for excellence in leadership and achievement in environmental excellence. Dost has also been personally recognized as Executive Director of the Year, Woman of the Year (Carroll County Chamber of Commerce) and was recently honored by Southwire’s Project Gift with their first Inspire Award. “I would like to thank all of the Board members of Keep Carroll Beautiful, both past and current, for their hard work and support,” said Dost. Although she will be deeply missed by the organization, Keep Carroll Beautiful will continue its mission, “To engage the citizens of Carroll County in taking responsibility for improving our community environment.”