OUR PEOPLE

STAFF MEMBERS


Julie Welch, Executive Director

Julie Welch is our Executive Director at Keep Evansville Beautiful. She has been working for non-profit organizations for over 15 years. She has a deep knowledge of our community through her years as a television journalist for WEVV.  She also has a strong desire to make Evansville a more beautiful place for residents and visitors alike.


Tracy Gunn, Office Manager and Marketing

Tracy joined our team in 2018 and is an enthusiastic member of KEB.  There is no challenge she won't take on for the betterment of the organization.  Tracy loves Evansville and works hard every day to make it a better place to live for us all.


Mike McGarrah, Beautification Coordinator

Mike joined KEB in August 2010 as the beautification coordinator. Mike stays busy by maintaining all of the KEB landscape and horticulture projects. He also educates volunteers with gardening and tree planting workshops, among his many other duties. He is a member of the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA), and has a degree in biology from Purdue University.


Joni Mestas, Litter Abatement and Education Coordinator

Joni currently works with the Economic Improvement District with litter abatement.  She feels passionately that people shouldn't litter.  Joni is KEB's downtown ambassador!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

  • Deb Junker-Kohut, Chairman, CenterPoint Energy
  • Matt Wannemueller, Vice Chairman, Lochmueller
  • John Whyman, Vice Chair of Development, ONB
  • Major Jason Ashworth, Vice Chair of Programs, Sheriff's Dept
  • Turk Walton, Executive Committee
  • Linda Sartore, Treasurer, Deaconess Health Systems
  • Todd Chamberlain, Republic Services

Lifetime Directors

  • Claudette Branson
  • Linda Garrett
  • Kalah Georgette-Vowels
  • J. Steven Martin
  • Clayton Powers
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer
  • John C. Schroeder
  • Sherrianne Standley
  • Turk Walton
  • Ed Ziemer

Board of Directors

  • Anna Bogan, Alcoa
  • Cindy Brinker, Retired University of Southern Indiana
  • Shawn Dickerson, Urban Forester for the City of Evansville
  • Gail Dunn, Dunn Hospitality Group
  • Debbie Garrison, Berry Global
  • Andrea Gentry, USI
  • Kim Henning, Warrick County Humane Society
  • Brian Holtz, Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Laurel Jones, SKANSKA
  • Jeff Justice, Hafer
  • Sgt. Matt Karges, Evansville Police Dept.
  • John Mann, Hafer
  • Janet Raisor, St. Vincent's
  • Michael Tissier, University of Evansville
  • Todd Tucker, Tucker Publishing
  • Gene VanStone, Community Volunteer
  • Ella Johnson-Watson, Evv Water & Sewer Utility
  • Amanda Withers, CMT

TESTIMONIALS

“I just love volunteering for Keep Evansville Beautiful! It is a wonderful organization that makes a huge difference in the appearance of our City.”

Carol Pettys

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“I just love volunteering for Keep Evansville Beautiful! It is a wonderful organization that makes a huge difference in the appearance of our City.” - Carol Pettys