Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) Awards!

Keep Austin Beautiful, local non-profit organization and partner of First Connect had their KAB Awards on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The awards ceremony was a celebration of 30 years of keeping Austin beautiful, stewardship & recognition. Our Regional Territory Manager, Alexis Ruch attended the ceremony and to show First Connect’s support of Keep Austin Beautiful. The awards ceremony honored individuals & companies who have aided in the beautification project.

There were six categories in which winners were chosen. In the “Samsung Litter Abatement” category, Malcolm Yeatts was the award winner. In the “3M Beautification” category, David Boston & Sharyn Wagner of Willowbrook Reach won the award. In the “REI Community Involvement” category, Linda McCoy- Schriever won. In the “Silicon Labs Education” category, Karen Hart with the NYOS Charter School won. In the “Dell Youth Achievement” category, Carlos Venegas with Martin Middle School won. Finally, in the “Visa Dennis Hobbs Individual Achievement, Rick Cofer took the award. In addition to the awards ceremony, Austin Mayor, Stephen Adler was the guest speaker.

As for our partnered non-profit, Keep Austin Beautiful, KAB’s mission is to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities.

For more information on how you can start connecting and start making a difference please go to or call them at 512.391.0617.

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