Making Mansfield a Cleaner, Greener Place to Live, Work, and Play
Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s roots trace back to the first Great Mansfield Cleanup, which took place in May 2008. On that day, hundreds of Mansfield residents turned out to remove tons of litter that had accumulated over the course of many years.
This enthusiastic response spawned the formation of the Mansfield Beautification Committee, which is known today as Keep Mansfield Beautiful. Our mission, as stated above, is to encourage community members to get involved in keeping our town clean, promote environmentally friendly practices, and beautify our public spaces.
We’ve got ambitious goals for Mansfield and we need your help to achieve them. Here’s how you can help:
If you see litter, pick it up! If you go for regular walks or walk your dog, why not take a bag and clean up what you find along the way? Better yet, sign up for our Adopt-a-Street program.
Volunteer for projects to beautify our public spaces, such as Adopt-a-Spot, or suggest new projects.
If you’re a student, learn about environmental stewardship and organize projects to make your school more sustainable by increasing recycling.
If you own a local business, clean up any litter in the area surrounding your building. Landscape your grounds and take pride in the appearance of your building. Offer your customers the ability to recycle any waste that’s created at your business.
If you prefer to donate via check, please make your check payable to the Mansfield Beautification Committee Account 4070-483000 and mail it to:
Town of Mansfield
Attn. Mansfield Beautification Committee
6 Park Row
Mansfield MA 02048
Thank you for your support!
Did you know?
Since its formation in 2008, Keep Mansfield Beautiful has delivered more than $400,000 in volunteer labor, cash donations, grants, and in-kind donations to the town of Mansfield.
Meet The KMB Team
Jeff Ward, Executive Director
Jeff and his wife Michelle have lived in Mansfield since 1999 and they have two daughters in the Mansfield school system. The family participates in our Adopt-a-Spot program as well as the Great Mansfield Cleanup. Jeff works as a senior vice president of business development at Winbrook, a marketing fulfillment agency. In his free time, Jeff is an avid golfer and enjoys playing basketball.
Pat Colbert, Clerk
Pat has lived in Mansfield for more than 30 years with her husband and her two children. She loves working with children and is currently director of the CCD program at St. Mary's School in Mansfield. Pat has always enjoyed volunteering for school and community events. Her family participated in the first Great Mansfield Cleanup in 2008. Pat found it so rewarding and fulfilling that she wanted to get more involved with beautification projects in Mansfield. Pat's interests include skiing, hiking, gardening, and walking
Michael McCarthy, Treasurer
Mike has lived in Mansfield for 25+ years with his wife and three children. He is a software engineer for Dell and has served as Treasurer since the founding of Keep Mansfield Beautiful in 2008. Mike enjoys spending his free time with family and friends. He enjoys hiking and an occasional round of golf.
Nancy has lived in the downtown area of Mansfield with her husband for more than 25 years. She is an extremely active member of the Mansfield community who currently serves on the Nonprofit Gift Fund Committee. She also served on the Board of Health for many years and served as KMB's executive director from 2017 through 2020. She enjoys playing the piano, gardening, her dog Zac,and touring around the country with her husband in their antique car.
Martha O'Connell, Adopt-a-Spot Coordinator
Martha and her husband have lived in downtown Mansfield since 2012. A former project manager with experience in several federally-regulated industries, Martha joined Keep Mansfield Beautiful after learning about the Downtown Flower Barrell program. She is passionate about revitalizing and beautifying downtown Mansfield. She spends her free time enjoying her extended family, especially her many grandchildren who attend the Mansfield schools.
Mike has lived in Mansfield for 35+ years. He and his wife Marilyn raised two children and now enjoy entertaining their five grandchildren. Mike is retired from a management position in the supermarket industry after a career that spanned more than 47 years. He currently serves on Mansfield's Board of Health, is a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary's Church, and also sings in the church's adult choir. Mike enjoys exercising, riding his bike, and playing golf.
Ana has lived in Mansfield since 1987 with her husband Matt and three daughters. She is the owner of The Garden Lady, a landscape design and installation company based in Mansfield since 2000. She is a member of the Garden Club of Mansfield and a Board member of the Mansfield Shredding Service, a nonprofit that employs intellectually challenged students and adults. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, attending farmers markets and craft fairs, reading, and the beach.
Janice, her husband, and their two dogs moved to Mansfield to be closer to their four grown children, all of whom live and work in the Boston area. Janice has a long history of volunteering and says she cannot remember a time when she was not volunteering her time. She is part of a family of scouts and practices the principle of leaving a place better than you found it. Janice works as a full-time custom framing supervisor for AC Moore in Foxboro. In her spare time, she loves cooking, gardening, crafting, and the great outdoors. She can frequently be seen walking her dogs around Mansfield while picking up litter.
Cathy has lived in Mansfield since 1997 with her husband and two sons, both of whom graduated from Mansfield High School. She is the owner of The Sustainable Organizer, a professional organizing business based in Mansfield. Cathy has volunteered for many organizations supporting a cure for breast cancer, as well as the Mansfield Animal Shelter. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, staying physically fit, and spending time with family and friends.