Who We Are

Our Mandate

Create and promote a litter-free city through action, advocacy, education, and the recognition of citizens, businesses and organizations who take pride in their city.

Clean St. John’s is committed to inspiring community pride and action for a clean and beautiful St. John’s. To protect and restore our urban surroundings through community involvement and to instill a greater sense of pride and ownership for our city streets, parks, and trails.

Through communtiy events, youth education and engagement programs, and clean-up campaigns, we continue to advocate for a litter-free St. John's.

Our History

Clean St. John’s started as St. John’s Clean and Beautiful, a committee of citizens concerned with the beautification of the downtown core. The organization was incorporated as a non-profit as a result of a resolution adopted by St. John’s City Council on April 8, 1991.

As a city-wide program, co-ordinating efforts to reduce litter and organize beautification projects, the volunteer Board of Directors aimed to create a spirit of pride in our city, with a goal of St. John’s becoming one of the most attractive cities in North America.

30 Years and Going

For over 30 years, Clean St. John’s has been committed to creating public awareness, inspiring accountability, and involving the community in the cleanliness and beauty of our city. The dedicated promotion of working together and encouraging individual responsibility has made this happen. This, in turn, has fostered economic investment, increased property values, and contributed to safety and order.

Our organization takes a direct approach to marketing and increased advocacy approach and has become the conscience for a cleaner St. John’s through community cleanups, continued beautification throughout the city, and active outreach and education campaigns in schools.

Meet the Volunteer Team

Jordan White

Volunteer

Kelly Kenny

Vice Chair Funding & Partnership Development

Karla Connolly

Chair

Gary Burt

Vice Chair Litter Prevention & Beautification

Lilia Jackman

Vice Chair Youth Engagement

Monica Moody

Vice Chair Finance

Karen Hickman

Executive Director

Janet L. B. Rideout

Vice Chair Marketing and Communications

Gerald Bradbury

Vice Chair Funding & Partnership Development

Karla Connolly

Chair

Gary Burt

Vice Chair Litter Prevention & Beautification

Lilia Jackman

Vice Chair Youth Engagement

Monica Moody

Vice Chair Finance

Karen Hickman

Executive Director

Meet the Leadership Team

Karla Connolly

Chair

Adam Lippa

Vice Chair Finance

Gary Burt

Vice Chair Litter Prevention & Beautification

Gerald Bradbury

Vice Chair Funding & Partnerships

Jordan White

Marketing and Communications

Kelly Kenney

Member

Ashley Burke

Secretary

Karen Hickman

Executive Director

Janet L. B. Rideout

Vice Chair Marketing and Communications

Gerald Bradbury

Vice Chair Funding & Partnership Development

Karla Connolly

Chair

Gary Burt

Vice Chair Litter Prevention & Beautification

Lilia Jackman

Vice Chair Youth Engagement

Monica Moody

Vice Chair Finance

Karen Hickman

Executive Director