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Christopher Stratman
New KOB Director Named

Christopher Stratman has been hired as the Executive Director for Keep Omaha Beautiful Inc. his new role will begin on November 16th. 
Chris has a background in environmental issues and sustainability. He is leaving a Senior Associate position with Verdis Group, where he assists Omaha organizations in assessing their operations and developing strategic plans to guide their sustainability efforts. He will be the third person to lead Keep Omaha Beautiful since its founding in 1959. 
He will succeed Cindy Smilley, who is retiring in December after 25 years; Smilley took over in 1990 after the death of founder Mary "Deanie" Anderson.


Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to litter reduction, beautification and education on solid waste issues.

We work to promote the participation of neighborhood groups with Keep Omaha Beautiful programs.

We work and cooperate with the City of Omaha's solid waste program.

We educate the business community and the citizens of Omaha and participate in the programs of the national Keep America Beautiful organization.

Keep Omaha Beautiful is one of the oldest environmental organizations in Omaha, working for over 50 years solely for the betterment of our community.

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Oma-Gro® is a natural compost product made exclusively of grass clippings, leaves, and ground wood. These ingredients are scientifically blended with water and air to create the right environment for the microbes responsible for natural composting. Constant monitoring is performed on all composting materials to ensure a product of consistent high quality. visit to locate a retail location near you.


Carly by a Keep Omaha Beautiful trashcan  Photo by: Cruise Curtis



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