Cecile Carson has 30 years of experience in community improvement volunteer and project management. While at Keep America Beautiful, she created the National Youth Advisory Council and directed the literature review on community impacts of blighted properties report “Charting the Multiple Meaning of Blight.” She has nearly 20 years of municipal government experience, including economic development, urban planning, and code enforcement where she assisted in creation of innovative small area plans to address specific needs of residential and commercial neighborhoods experiencing blight. At the state level, Ms. Carson authored the first Texas code enforcement registration exam. She is known for her engaging presentations at state, national and international conferences on a variety of topics ranging from litter prevention to behavior change theory. Cecile established Keep Denton Beautiful, Texas and assisted with formation of over 100 Keep America Beautiful affiliates ranging from urban and rural cities to college campuses to watershed. Cecile earned the President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service award for volunteering with a variety of community, neighborhood, environmental and education organizations and currently serves as the North Central Texas Council of Governments - Resource Conservation Commission Vice Chair. Cecile holds Volunteer Management Certification from UNT. Her master’s thesis explores the challenges that arise when zoning ordinances and land use plans are inconsistent. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University.