CLPP Expert Judges Green Grants

This is the last in our series that features a glimpse of the judges for our 30 in 30 Green Grants Program. If you submitted an application for one or our grant awards this year, you know that all of the grant proposals are being read and evaluated by our panel of judges during the month of May. We’ll announce the grant winners one each day during the month of June, but we thought you might like to learn a little bit about the judges themselves. They are an impressive group, and we’re pleased that they share their expertise and time that it takes to read, evaluate, and score the Green Grants application forms. Especially this year, with our largest number of submissions ever!

Carol Doss is executive director for two regional nonprofits, Upper Tennessee River Roundtable and Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful. Based in Abingdon, Upper Tennessee River Roundtable focuses on pollution prevention, stream restoration, cleanups, and more in the Upper Tennessee River Basin in Virginia. Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful is the largest regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. This affiliate works on litter prevention, beautification, and recycling in 13 localities and collaborates with the Roundtable on cleanup projects.

Carol assisted with the reorganization of Keep Virginia Beautiful in 2009, and served on its Board for several years. She also served on the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program advisory committee as a mentor to affiliates across the eastern United States. We are fortunate to have Carol’s expert eyes on our Cigarette Litter Prevention grant applications.

It’s almost June 1st — be on the lookout to see this year’s awards!