Robert D. Ray Award
Nominations are accepted from organizations, community officials and/or volunteers by Jan. 29, 2017. To submit your nomination, please send a letter detailing:
- Which town or city is being nominated
- Why you are nominating this community
- Detail in what ways this nominated community contributes to enhancing the beauty, cleanliness and attractiveness of our state. (Please provide specific examples of projects or initiatives that were deployed and the impact(s) of those efforts)
- All contact information of the nominated community (along with city officials and city managers)
- Your full contact information and affiliation with the nominated community
2018 Robert D. Ray Community Award for Excellence
The 2018 award was presented to The City of Varina on March 20, 2018, at the Iowa State Capitol by Governor Kim Reynolds. Varina is a Keep Iowa Beautiful Hometown Pride community that embodies a visionary spirit.
2017 Robert D. Ray Community Award for Excellence
2016 Robert D. Ray Community Award for Excellence
2016 Recipient: The City of Lake City
Lake City is recognized for their enhancement efforts and beautification programs that make the community a more attractive place to live and work.