SNELLVILLE – Mayor Pro Tem Dave Emanuel wants the city to be “Clean and Proud.”
Emanuel’s new initiative calls for the creation of city cleanup crews that will operate as part of the Snellville Clean and Proud team. The city crew, which is made up of councilmembers and city staff, will adopt a 1-mile portion of Oak Road and keep it litter free. The first cleanup will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of City Hall.
“Individual litter cleanup efforts by local residents were what inspired me to come up with the Snellville Clean and Proud program,” Emanuel said. “My intention isn’t just to clean up our streets, but to make fighting litter a community building initiative. Along the way, we’ll build awareness of the problems litter cause and hopefully inspire more people to get involved in cleanup efforts. And we’re not just talking about litter, we’re doing something about it.”
Armed with cleanup supplies from Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and shirts from Big Frog Custom T-shirts of Snellville, Clean and Proud members will also be hitting other streets in the future.
Emanuel said residents can form their own cleanup crews under the Clean and Proud program. Anyone interested in more information about helping to make Snellville “clean and proud” should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.