Lawrenceville – Gwinnett County has named Schelly Marlatt the new executive director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful effective Aug. 1.
Marlatt has been employed by Gwinnett County since 2010 and currently serves as section manager for the solid waste and recovered materials division. The Leadership Gwinnett graduate and active volunteer previously worked for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful as human resources and community outreach manager.
Earlier in the week, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved two separate agreements with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Inc. The County’s partnership with the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful affiliate dates back to 1980.
The first agreement, a memorandum of understanding, spells out the relationship between the two groups and defines a shared vision for environmental stewardship and education programs like Adopt-A-Road, Adopt-A-Stream, litter and graffiti prevention, waste reduction and recycling awareness, and community events. Commissioners also approved staffing and the reallocation of funding for services to be provided by Gwinnett County under this agreement. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services Inc. will continue to operate as a volunteer-led nonprofit organization and work directly with County staff led by Marlatt.
Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “We are excited to name a new executive director and to continue this important community partnership. For more than 36 years, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has worked to improve the environment and quality of life in Gwinnett County. We’re grateful for the thousands of volunteers, citizen advisory board members and recently retired Executive Director Connie Wiggins for their dedication and service to our community.”
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Board Chairman Bartow Morgan said, “Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has a renewed focus on environmental education and engagement efforts throughout Gwinnett County. The facts tell us that we need to invest our time, talents, and treasure to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify our community.”
In a separate action, both parties also agreed to discontinue an earlier lease agreement for a recycling center location on Satellite Boulevard. Operations at the center ceased at the end of April.