Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission works to inspire and educate individuals to prevent litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful.

Created by Act 1278 of 1997, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission operates as a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and is one of four state agencies that share proceeds from the Amendment 75 1/8-cent Conservation Tax. Our 1 percent of the 1/8-cent tax provides an annual budget of about $700,000. The commission consists of nine governor’s appointees; the executive director and a two-person staff manage our operations. The commission’s operation is directed by a staff of three and implemented statewide by volunteers.

Commissioners

Laurie Blackwell Black, Chairwoman
870-265-6416
Representing Congressional District 1

Jane Phillips-Jolly, Vice Chairwoman
501-681-2422
Representing Congressional District 4

Dr. Mark Elrod
501-230-0829
Representing Congressional District 2

Brenda Fendley
870-448-3824
Representing Congressional District 1

Paula Linder
479-650-0119
Representing Congressional District 3

Mary Joe Rogers
870-904-8224
Representing Congressional District 4

Mark Simpson
479-414-7620
Commissioner-At-Large

Elizabeth Solano
501-442-7499
Representing Congressional District 2

Jeremy Sparks
970-682-8088
Representing Congressional District 2

Staff

Mark Camp, Executive Director

Robyn Taylor, Administrative Specialist

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