Angie Bolton Earns Volunteer Honor

KSB MayB2013 005Angie Bolton, volunteer and board member of Keep Smyrna Beautiful, was honored for her work at the KSB annual banquet in April with a proclamation from the Georgia Legislature sponsored by Rep. Stacey Evans and Rep. Rich Golick.

Ms. Bolton was named the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Volunteer of the Year for 2013 for her community service through IBM and the KSB. A 26-year employee of IBM, she sought a way for the to get involved in helping to improve the area when it moved to Smyrna in 2005.

The award states that she “spent the last eight years working in collaboration with the Keep Smyrna Beautiful program, an initiative to maintain the safe and sustainable environment of Smyrna…and has devoted innumerable hours of her time, talents, and energy to facilitating the collaboration between IBM and the Keep Smyrna Beautiful program.”

As a result, IBM has built three outdoor classrooms at Norton Park, King Springs, and Fair OaksElementary Schools and, since 2005, she has personally coordinated seven annual and one IBM Centennial corporate volunteer workdays for Keep Smyrna Beautiful, totaling 1,172 volunteers who have given 5,225 hours.

“Over the past eight years of the IBM and Keep Smyrna Beautiful collaboration, Ms. Bolton has been invaluable in coordinating programs for employees to volunteer, researching and  implementing new initiatives such as the phone recycling program, and volunteering her personal skills with technology, photography, and videography to help promote and sustain the program,” the award states.

From the April 2013 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, GA.