Two join Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful board

Patricia S. Chamberlin (left) and Kerry Keller

Patricia S. Chamberlin of Belvidere, Ill., and Kerry Keller of Rockford have joined Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) as members of its board of directors.

Chamberlin is finance director for the City of Belvidere. She is also a board member of the EFSP Local Board (Emergency Food and Shelter Program). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University and a master’s degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in business administration. Her affiliations include the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association and Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association.

Keller is manager of Global Environmental Health and Safety at Woodward, Inc., and serves on the Winnebago County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). He formerly worked for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. He is a graduate of both Rock Valley College and Illinois State University. Keller is also a member of the National Association of Environmental Managers and the Society of Safety Engineers.

We are pleased that Pat and Kerry accepted our invitations to join the Board of Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful,” said Chairman Bob McCreath. “We look forward to tapping Kerry’s expertise in environmental issues and Pat’s background in finance.”

For 25 years, KNIB has served the stateline community by offering educational programs promoting the reduction of waste, increased reuse and recycling to preserve our natural resources for future generations. For more about recycling events or to volunteer, call (815) 637-1343, visit the website at, or like the organization’s page on Facebook:

From the Sept. 4-10, 2013, issue

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