Volunteer Spotlight: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's Susan Matthews
Keep America Beautiful is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 community-based affiliates and millions of local volunteers. But our work wouldn't get accomplished without grassroots volunteers, such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) board member Susan Matthews, who work in their local communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places.
Here is a Q&A interview by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's Director of Public Relations Ashlee Wilson Fujawa with Matthews.
Q: What is your occupation?
A: I am a consulting principal at Borshoff, an advertising and public relations agency.
Q: What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?
A: : It’s hard to pick just one spot. I’m inspired when I hike at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park and Eagle Creek Park. I love biking along the Cultural Trail and seeing all the growth downtown. Our neighborhood parks offer space for connection and relaxation. And I’m partial to my block on New Jersey Street, where new houses are being built while others are restored — and we have the best neighbors!
Q: How long have you volunteered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?
A: ; I joined the board of KIB in 2008, shortly after moving downtown.
Q: Why do you support KIB?
A: I fully embrace KIB’s mission of helping people and nature thrive. KIB’s work ultimately makes our lives are better.