The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texas have developed an anti-litter campaign in our region "Make Texarkana clean, neat, green and pretty." This initiative is in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, 2021.

Organizers have already had one meeting and plans are to have another meeting in May with hopes of bringing a larger group together for the campaign. Groups interested in the project may be schools, religious organizations, retail businesses, restaurants, media, neighborhood organizations, businesses, and industry. Anyone interested in attending and contributing to the effort can reach Natalie Haywood at nhaywood@texarkana.orgby May 1.

Imagine what it would look like if there was no litter in Texarkana? That was the question, in the first meeting that was designed to start up a conversation that would guide effective collaborations with an initiative that would utilize a new strategy discipline aimed at forming effective collaborations quickly and to move them toward measurable outcomes in a lean and agile fashion, according to Jennifer Harland, board chairman for the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.

“This is more than a community pride initiative, it encourages economic development and prosperity for our region,” said, Harland.

Strategic Doing was brought to the attention of community leaders through an initiative of the leadership Texarkana program. The community campaign is in conjunction with Earth Day–April 22, 2021. A day dedicated to “diversifying, educating, and activating the environmental movement worldwide.”Information on the campaign is available at 819 North State Line Avenue.

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