Go Green & Clean Campaign

Go Green & Clean Campaign Recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized Pierre's Go Green and Clean campaign as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas in Government initiative.  Go Green and Clean is part of a cohort that includes programs from all levels of government - school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies, and tribal nations, as well as public-private partnerships - that represent the next horizon in government work to improve services, solve problems, and work on behalf of citizens.

Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, who started the campaign shortly after being elected, said, "Every year I am blown away by the volunteers.  Their commitment is a wonderful indicator of Pierre's community-minded culture."

In 2016, more than 125 volunteers contributed to the Go Green and Clean program.

"These programs demonstrate that there are no prerequisites for doing the good work of governing" said Stephen Goldsmith, director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Ash Center, "small towns and massive cities, huge federal agencies and local school districts, large budgets or no budgets at all - what makes government work best is the drive to do better, and this group proves that drive can be found anywhere."

Go Green & Clean Campaign Enters it's 8th Year

Welcome! Thank you for checking out our "Go Green and Clean Campaign" for the City of Pierre. This is not a campaign for public office. It is a campaign for a "call to service." I am asking citizens of the City of Pierre to work with me to help green up and clean up our community. I'm asking you to consider volunteering some of your valuable time to help keep Pierre an attractive place in which to live, work, and play. Read the full message from the mayor.

The City of Pierre is promoting a campaign to spruce up and keep our community looking green and clean! We have a brief presentation on the campaign. The program has seasonal themes to help guide the residents, businesses, and organizational groups of the City of Pierre to pitch in and help. To find out more information on how you can support the Go Green and Clean Campaign, email Tom Farnsworth Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Pierre.
Mayor Laurie R. Gill