Keep Oxford Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.   Our mission is to inspire and educate citizens to take action every day to improve and beautify the Oxford environment to be a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in October of 2019, the board consists of nine members appointed by the mayor. The board works alongside community teams comprised of volunteers.

Vision Statement

Provide a clean and healthy environment for the citizens of Oxford to live in by eliminating litter, improving recycling, and beautification, and community greening efforts.



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR)

  • Reduce the amount of garbage we generate every day.
  • Place recycling bin in parks, schools, streetscapes, venues, and special events
  • Promote reusable items, i.e., shopping bags and food containers
  • Work to improve recycling in Oxford by educating and engaging individuals to recycle more of the right things the right way.
  • Work with corporate sponsors to place recycling bins in public spaces


End Litter

  • Organize teams and partner with local businesses and other organizations to work throughout the city to remove litter and graffiti in public spaces.
  • Provide containers for residents to bring and properly dispose of hazardous items: paint, treated lumber, hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • Encourage businesses that sell items that contribute to litter to remind customers to dispose of their trash correctly.
  • Encourage businesses, groups, teams, organizations, and residents to adopt-a-mile, park, or stream to keep Oxford as litter-free as possible.


Community Beautification

  • Encourage residents to plant community vegetable gardens
  • Develop and maintain well-designed green spaces on public properties by using plants native to our area to provide a positive impression on visitors.
  • Use a licensed and certified landscape architect to design green spaces for each city building.


Board Members

Bill Bunn, President
Nancy Burnell, VicePresident
Robin Leonard, Secretary
Shawn Jones
Lorrainne Busby
Sandra Pennington
Tonya Sargent
Gwen Parrish


Keep Oxford Beautiful envisions a city where every space is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.
But none of this would be possible without the volunteers who support our mission. Volunteerism is at the heart of all we do.

Join us as a volunteer today. Together, we can keep Oxford beautiful!

Click the link below to view and complete our Volunteer Application.