The City of New Roads has again been selected as a recipient of the Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization.

This year’s grant, in the amount of $4,000, will support the promotion of the “Keep New Roads Beautiful” program.

“We are so pleased that the City of New Roads has been selected as a grant recipient with Keep Louisiana Beautiful,” Mayor Robert A. Myer said. “We know the organization’s selection committee agrees with us – New Roads is too beautiful to litter!  Investing in our appearance is a great way to enhance tourism and economic development in the city.”

“I look forward to investing these grant dollars in promoting the cleanliness of our city, and I encourage local residents and businesses to join us,” Myer said.

Myer noted that his administration has made great strides in reducing litter in the city since first taking office.  In addition to progress made through the grants, the city has sponsored several city-wide cleanup outings, including participation in the Great American Cleanup.  City workers also are more vigilant in their patrols and cleanup of public areas, he said.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc., is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups.  Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful works to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.  With a network of 40 affiliates in communities throughout the state, over 35,000 volunteers work toward a clean and beautiful Louisiana.

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