About Us

Non-Profit Environmental Organization

Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.

Greater Prince William will demonstrate to the world how environmental stewardship results in a sustainable, beautiful, and economically thriving community.

We offer programs spanning the issues of litter removal and education, recycling education and water quality improvement. We invite you to visit our programs pages where you will find information about each of our programs. There you can learn more about our work and how to get involved.

Create a beautiful today, and leave a beautiful tomorrow!

Office Hours :

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Closed most major holidays

Meet Our Team

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Rico Fleshman

Executive Director

Rico Fleshman was appointed Executive Director in September of 2021. Born and raised in Virginia, Mr. Fleshman is a graduate of Lynchburg College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He has a rich professional history in business development and serving non-profit organizations and has worked on programs at the federal, state, and local government levels that provided employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and established congestion mitigation, environmental and air quality improvement programs. His lifelong love of nature, camping and hiking fuels his passion for environmental education and advocacy. Rico can be reached at rfleshman@kpwb.org.

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Amanda Brown

Community Engagement Manager

Amanda grew up in Missouri where she developed a deep love for the environment. Ms. Brown is a graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy, with a focus on environmental ethics and sciences. With her previous work, she developed a strong sense of community involvement and client relations. Her passions consist of helping others, gardening, reading, and hiking. As our Community Engagement Manager she hopes to inspire others to welcome a more environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle. Amanda can be reached at abrown@kpwb.org

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Kamala Espig

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Kamala is a Virginia transplant who cannot imagine living anywhere else. Ms. Espig is a graduate of the University of Maryland, as well as The Art Institute of Pittsburg where she earned her BS in Graphic Design. She has a diverse background in non-profit, marketing, graphic design, and IT. She has a passion for mentoring, animals, and muscle cars. Ms. Espig is a mother of two children, two dogs, one cat, one snake, and several fish. When she isn’t wrangling all of them, you can find her advocating for BLM, and many local youth mentoring programs or playing video games. You can reach her at kespig@kpwb.org.

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Kylie McLatchy

Regional Team Leader
VDOT/KVB Adopt-A-Highway program

Kylie grew up in Virginia and spent a lot of her time exploring the natural world around her. Her love for nature drove her to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience doing outreach work for the National Park Service and the Fairfax County Park Authority. She enjoys gardening, animals, being outside, and teaching about environmental issues. She hopes through her career she can educate and inspire others to become passionate about sustainability.  You can reach her at kmclatchy@kpwb.org.

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Grace Benevento

Programs Assistant

Grace has a passion for learning and helping others. Ms. Benevento is a graduate of Potomac Senior High School and attributes her move to Virginia as a very positive step. She has an immense love of travel and learning different languages and hopes to classify one day as a polyglot. She is also a cat lover. Grace hopes that as our Programs Assistant she will not only be able to educate and inspire people her age to environmental consciousness, but also challenge herself.
Grace can be reached at gbenevento@kpwb.org.

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

Organized in 1982 as a simple spring cleanup effort, the founding members of the Prince William Clean Community Council quickly recognized the importance of education to long-term success. After a rigorous certification process, the Council became a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the undisputed authority on litter prevention issues throughout the world. Following our affiliation status, in spring 2012, the Clean Community Council became Keep Prince William Beautiful. Proud to be aligned with both an award winning green community and national network of over 1000 other environmental community organizations, renaming ourselves Keep Prince William Beautiful is an honor.

Our organization now administers several year-round comprehensive programs encouraging community involvement and environmental education and stewardship. Our hope is to engage community members through our outreach and education on environmental stewardship and sustainability, excite community members by developing within our neighbors and friends a sense of pride in their community, and empower community members to take action to keep Prince William County clean and beautiful.

 

ORGANIZATION VALUES
Our values reflect who we are and what we stand for as an organization

Environmental Commitment
We ensure all tasks and initiatives that are undertaken are for the benefit of the environmental sustainability of Prince William County 

Community Commitment
We develop community relationships that make a positive difference to our shared community and environment

Teamwork
We work alongside community members in meeting our mission and proactively encourage ideas and suggestions

Integrity
We undertake all our actions with high standards of reliability and honesty

Good Citizenship
We are committed to Prince William County by adhering to laws, being accountable, genuinely loving the waters and land of this county, and positively contributing to the well-being of the county 

Respect for People
We respect all we encounter no matter their capabilities and personal traits/skills and respect all collective efforts to be positive stewards of our environment

Personal Accountability
We take personal responsibility to be active in our pursuit of our mission and transparent in process and actions to the Prince William community

Our Board of Directors: Officers

President

John Wheeler
Founder and CEO, Rising Tide Solutions, LLC

Vice President

Jeanne Jabara
Energy Education Coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools

Secretary

Keisha Strand
Senior Deputy Clerk, Fairfax County Planning Commission

Treasurer

April Thomas
CEO, Realtor Association of Prince William

Our Board of Directors: Members

Member

Katie Knight
Community Engagement Officer, Apple Federal Credit Union

Member

Sheyna N. Burt
Principle, The Law Office of Sheyna Nicole Burt, PLC

Member

Dr. Charlotta D. Wells
Community Activist, Retired Lieutenant Colonel

Member

Benjamin Hazekamp
Financial Advisor, Whitlock Wealth Management

Want to Join Us?

We are always looking for new general board members and committee chairs!

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