We take community pride so seriously, we give awards for it! From May to September each year, we recognize the efforts of residents, businesses, and volunteer organizations who are doing their best to make Keokuk its best! Anyone can submit a nomination for a Community Pride Award by submitting a nomination to our office. Eligible projects are those that make a positive and effective impact in Keokuk by managing, maintaining, or renovating public or private property or other similar acts of service.

Earth Day Community Clean Up
Saturday, April 20, 2019

Earth Day Community Clean Up is just one of several betterment projects organized by the Chamber of
Commerce. Open to any individual or group that would like to attend, volunteers spend the morning
cleaning up specified areas throughout Keokuk. We provide the supplies and the community supplies
the volunteers!

Community Wide Recycling Event
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

One of our most popular annual events, the Community Wide Recycling Event offers an opportunity for
residents throughout the Tri-States to properly dispose of unwanted household items. We partner with
several organizations to collect items to recycle including: bicycles, eyeglasses, appliances and e-waste, books, documents to shred, and hazardous household chemicals. Over the years, we’ve recycled tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of unwanted electronics and appliances. This event runs alongside the City of Keokuk’s fall clean-up.