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Meet HCCC Board Member! Beautiful Y.A.R.D.S Contest Winners! HCCC Volunteer Recognition Event Award Nominations! HCCC Subcommittee Updates!
American Community Garden Association National Convention! Pollinator Gardens!
MEET HCCC BOARD MEMBER, CHRIS GRADY
Chris Grady has been an HCCC Council-appointed board member since April 2019 and works closely with us on community cleanups, Walk Hampton Clean, Clean the Bay Day, International Coastal Cleanup and Groovin by the Bay. Although born in Philadelphia, PA, Chris was raised in Oxford, NC. After graduating high school, he joined the US Navy (thank you for your service) and has lived in Virginia Beach, Richmond and Hampton, VA, and in Japan. Employed by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth as an analyst, Chris oversees supply QA and compliance. He highlights his leadership style as a visionary and relationship builder through his work with Hampton Clean City Commission and the Hampton Citizens Unity Commission. His areas of expertise are in Management, Government, Planning, and Policy Development. He earned a BS in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and an MA in Public Administration from Liberty University. Currently he is working on his dissertation for a PhD in Public Policy. Lastly, Chris loves spending time with family and friends, and is always ready to volunteer and assist whenever and wherever needed. Thank you, Chris, for all that you are doing to “Keep Hampton Clean & Beautiful!”
HCCC VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENT 2021 – Nominations Update
HCCC’s Volunteer Recognition Event is slated for Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5-8pm! Nominations will be open beginning July 1 for the following categories:
The Bert Carr Excellence Award for Litter Abatement; The Harriet N. Storm Excellence Award for Environmental Education; The Mary Jo Hogg Excellence Award for Waterways Preservation; and, for the first time, The Rolland P. Schattschneider Excellence Award for Cigarette Litter Abatement. In addition, the Planning Committee has created the Hampton City Schools Innovative Education award for elementary, middle, and high schools – and, for teachers who had to do so many things differently this past school year and think outside the box on environmental education. Nomination forms for these categories and for the Clean City Award are now available online at https://bit.ly/3w6cDN0CCForm, so be sure to nominate those you feel are deserving. As noted earlier, Adopt-A-Spot awards will be granted for a cleanup period form 10/1/2019 – 8/30/2021 for the following categories:
- Golden Litterstick Award, 20+ cleanups
- Extra Mile Award, 10-19 cleanups
- Honorable Mention, 5-9 cleanups
Be sure to submit your cleanup statistic reports via the online link found at https://bit.ly/3x1DlYlAASstats.
And, if you’d like to become an Adopt-A-Spot sponsor, check this out - we provide litter sticks, safety vests & gloves, trash bags, buckets, rakes, and shovels! After a required number of cleanups, you may request an adopt-a-spot sign with your sponsor name and it will be installed at your sponsored site. The only thing we ask of you is your time and commitment to “Keeping Hampton Clean & Beautiful since 1978!” For more information, contact HCCC Project Assistant Cris Ausink at email@example.com or 757-727-1130.
2021 YARDS ARE REALLY DISTINCTIVE SHOWPLACES (YARDS) WINNERS
The HCCC Beautification Committee Yards Are Really Distinctive Showplaces (YARDS) Contest has already selected two winners for June: Ms. Yvonne Gaynor on Pocahontas Place as Gardener of the Month, and David and Hannah Godwin on Willard Avenue as Budding Gardeners of the Month – Congratulations!
Nominations are still being accepted, so nominate someone you see creating works of art and heart in their yards. Just click on this link: https://bit.ly/3vvK3EP to complete the form and add any comments. You don’t have to know resident names - just provide the address and we’ll take care of the rest. If you’d like to know more about the YARDS Contest Program, click on this link: https://hampton.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2372&ARC=5000, and check out Hampton Clean City Commission’s Facebook page to hear Councilperson Eleanor Brown talk about this great program. Judging will take place again on July 12.
HCCC at the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market