Keep America Beautiful

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Form a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate

There are nearly 600 cities, towns, counties and states — and even international communities — that are implementing the Keep America Beautiful System as certified affiliates of KAB. Here are the steps to becoming a KAB affiliate.

Keep America Beautiful offers two methods for a city, county, region or other defined area to become an affiliate. A migration strategy is available to assist existing organizations or affiliates or partner of a certified KAB state affiliate to become a KAB certified affiliate. To qualify, the applicant must be an affiliate in good standing with their state affiliate and organizational structure must have been in place for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying. If a new organization is being created we use the traditional affiliate development process.

Click here to review the steps for affiliation.

For more information about KAB affiliation, contact April Buther Wennerstrom, director, affiliate services, at (203) 659-3036.

Is your community ready to become a Keep America Beautiful affiliate?

Download the KAB affiliate certification application and fee structure. (PDF)


The KAB affiliate certification process includes:

Step 1: Gain Community-wide Support

  • Complete an Application for Certification
  • Payment of a One-Time Certification Fee
  • Invite Community into the Process

Step 2: Pre-certification

  • Pre-certification Workshop
  • Complete KAB Certification Requirements

Step 3: Certification

  • Certification Training
  • Maintaining Certification