Houston, Texas ( March 23, 2018) ---Robin Blut (right) is leaving Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB) after a career spanning more than three decades of service to the City of Houston. Amy Reed (left) took the reins of KHB when Blut retired on March 15
“We’re supposed to, as individuals, to try to make the world a better place. Part of my service is to be committed to the community we live in. We don’t live in a vacuum. Fortunately I have a Commission that agrees with this concept and supports the mission of a clean and beautiful city.” said Blut.
“Robin has done so much for Houston. She is an excellent role model,” says Dixie Meynier, Keep Houston Beautiful President. “She is a role model because of her vision and also because she inspires people to care about a cleaner environment.”
“In recognition of her dedication to Keep Houston Beautiful the title of Executive Director Emeritus will be conferred upon her. Needless to say, all of us who have worked with her will miss her daily cheeriness, drive to create perfection and thoughtfulness of others,” said Meynier.
Amy Reed brings more than a decade of experience with Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB)/Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates to her new position as executive director of Keep Houston Beautiful. Reed is a native Houstonian who has always aspired to become the director of Keep Houston Beautiful. When asked about her thoughts on accepting this new leadership role Amy replied “I am so excited! This is proof that working hard and dreaming big really does pay off. How fortunate am I to take the reins of an exceptional organization and get paid to do work I genuinely love: helping my community to be a better place to live, work and play? I’m a very lucky girl.”
Reed’s devotion to environmental education and helping build thriving communities aided her in leading the KTB/KAB affiliates in Bryan-College Station and Katy, TX. She also helped to lead successful Parks and Recreation programming while serving in her dual role with the City of Katy.
Keep Houston Beautiful first opened its doors in 1979 and is an affiliate of both the national Keep America Beautiful, Inc. organization and state Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc. organization.
For more information about Keep Houston Beautiful, please visit its website at www.houstonbeautiful.org