NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Litter Control Officer Glennis Monday (TOP PHOTO) has received the Judge Larry Potter Award for Top Litter Control Officer in Tennessee for the second time in three years.
Monday, who has been with the sheriff’s department for 22 years, also received the award in 2017.
“I love my job,” Monday said.
Each day he and a crew of county jail inmates spend hours covering the county, picking up the garbage discarded by others. “We get out everyday and just try to make the county more beautiful,” said Monday.
When Monday first began working in the litter control program it was common to clean up 50 to 100 bags of trash in a mile. “Now, the crew averages four bags a mile,” he said. With numbers that low, Monday and his crew can now service five to six roads in a day.
“I like seeing our county clean,” Monday said noting that Campbell County was among the prettiest counties in the state.
Aside from his dedication to his job, Monday’s efforts to keep the lakeside clean were noticed by the awards committee. It was noted by the group that the annual cleanups were making the county more attractive. The cleanups are completely volunteer based with Monday having about 100 people who routinely show up for the events.
“If I have one volunteer, I am going to go out there and clean up,” Monday said.
The next scheduled Norris Lake Clean-up is Saturday, October 5, 9am to 1pm, at Mountain Lake Marina. To learn more, call 423.562.2526. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/23/2019-6AM)