About KLRB

Mission Statement

To empower the citizens of Little Rock in the areas of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and community improvement.

Who We Are

Keep Little Rock Beautiful (KLRB) is a nonprofit 501 © 3 organization founded in 2005 by a group of individuals passionate about the environmental quality of life in their hometown. We are a volunteer-based community organization dedicated to litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification and community improvement. Since 2006, KLRB has been a Certified Local Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s leading community-improvement organization. We are also an affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

Board Members

Nash Abrams, Chairman
Tim Heiple, Vice Chairman and Recycling Committee Chair (Heipel + Wiedower Architects)
Clay Glasgow, Treasurer
Melinda Glasgow, Executive Director (City of Little Rock)
Norm Berner (Meadowcliff-Brookwood Neighborhood Association)
Bob Callans, Beautification Chair (Bob Callans and Associates)
Frederick Gentry (City of Little Rock)
Suzanne Smith Hirrel, Litter Prevention Committee Chair
Wally Loveless (Little Rock City Beautiful Commission Liaison)
Stephanie Lopez (Keller Williams Realty)
Kelly Newberg
Brian Pipkin (Mitchell Law Firm)
Kelly Ross (Edward Jones Investments)
Rickie Smith (CGWG)
Claudia Stallings
Bill Weidower (Heiple + Weidower Architects)
Sarah Burr (Ozark Design Studio)

Auxillary Members
Gary Simmons
Erik Swindle (Heifer International)
Elizabeth Philpott (Keep Arkansas Beautiful)


The Beautification Committee’s goal is to establish a working partnership with city, civic groups, property owners associations, garden clubs to create garden districts and aesthetic improvements in the historic areas. Current project include developing partnership to beautiful roadway medians in high traffic areas.

The Recycling Committee works to encourage and promote recycling efforts in Little Rock among citizens, schools and businesses. It also seeks to develop partnerships in the areas of waste reduction with businesses and government (public/private) to educate and develop alternatives on to litter and waste.

The Litter Prevention Committee goal is a litter free city. Projects of the committee include: Adopt-A-Street Program, Annual City Wide Cleanup, Cigarette Litter Prevention Program and the Annual Litter Survey/Index.

The Public Awareness Committee promotes the events, activities and mission of KLRB.