Keep Orange County Beautiful is pleased to announce that nominations for its Beautification Awards is now open to the public and nomination forms are available on-line at their website,

Once each calendar quarter, a Beautification Award is presented to a single residence and a single business that have best exhibited the concept of Keeping Orange County Beautiful. Award recipients may come from anywhere within Orange County.


The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals and organizations that closely exhibit KOCB’s vision and to encourage their neighbors to do the same.

Each award recipient will receive a lawn sign to indicate the award and the date of the award. Award recipients may also receive gift certificates and other valuable considerations raised by the program partners. The lawn sign does not need to be returned to the Committee unless it or the location is not maintained.

Whenever possible, a small public ceremony is held at the award recipient’s site. If a chamber of commerce partner is involved, this ceremony includes members of their ambassadors program and each partner uses its normal facilities to see that a photograph is published in its favorite media including their own web sites.

KOCB welcomes other organizations and individuals to participate as Program Partners in the award program. (Contact the webmaster for more info.)  Each program partner provides a promotional page on their own web sites with links to the nomination page on the KOCB website.

In addition to the public nominations, Program Partners are responsible for one nomination each period for a business and KOCB is responsible for one nomination for a residence.  Nominations close at the end of the second month of the calendar quarter.  KOCB is responsible for tallying the nominations. Whenever possible, preference is given to nominations from the public.

Keep Orange County Beautiful (KOCB) is a non-profit organization whose vision is to see Orange County become the cleanest and one of the most beautiful areas in Texas. KOCB has chosen to focus its efforts on two prime areas – Trees and Trash. KOCB’s mission is to educate, organize, and implement programs to achieve its vision.  Further information can be found on the website ( or email to

Photo: The present Beautification Awards program started at the beginning of 2009 with this award to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sims for their property in the Historical District of Orange.