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Smyrna woman wins national award from Keep America Beautiful


Smyrna resident Liz Davis won a national award for her volunteer work with Keep Smyrna Beautiful. 

Davis, a board member with Keep Smyrna Beautiful, won the 2022 Keep America Beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Award. The annual award recognizes one outstanding volunteer who must have at least 10 years of service in helping their local community become cleaner, greener and more beautiful. Davis accepted the award last month at the Keep America Beautiful Conference in Washington, D.C.

The award is named after Lady Bird Johnson, the first lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 as the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who helped Americans recognize the aesthetic beauty of the country and its connection to a better quality of life.  

Davis, who has been on Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s board of directors for almost 20 years, said she was completely speechless when informed of the award. 

Julie Barwig, Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s executive director nominated Davis for the award saying, “Liz Davis has worked tirelessly to fulfill the mission of Keep Smyrna Beautiful. She is an active and service-minded volunteer, who can be found doing everything from coordinating our largest fundraiser to volunteering at document shredding events,” said “As a way of life, she models for KAB affiliates the way to be an effective servant-leader.”

In addition to her work with Smyrna’s Keep America Beautiful, Davis was a founding member of Williams Park Neighbors, served on the parks commission and was named Smyrna Citizen of the Year in 2011.


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