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From left: Mary Kannor, chair of Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful; Kent Dacus, CBU vice president for enrollment and student services; and Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey. (Photo by Michael J. Elderman)
From left: Mary Kannor, chair of Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful; Kent Dacus, CBU vice president for enrollment and student services; and Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey. (Photo by Michael J. Elderman)

Riverside beautification program honors CBU Recreation Center

RIVERSIDE (Feb. 4, 2014)--California Baptist University’s Recreation Center was honored with a beautification award recently from the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful (KRCB) program.

Mayor Rusty Bailey presented CBU with the 2014 KRCB Mayor’s Award during the annual State of the City Address luncheon on Jan. 23. Kent Dacus, CBU vice president for enrollment and student services, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

The Mayor’s Award is one of nine KRCB beautification awards presented each year, with some including second- and third-place honors. The program received 47 nominations for 2014.

According to the KRCB website, the awards are presented “to buildings and facilities within the City of Riverside that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.”

KRCB is a volunteer program sponsored by the City of Riverside’s Public Works Department and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Its mission is “to instill a sense of community pride by creating partnerships that work toward the beautification of the city.”

The Recreation Center also was honored in the November 2013 edition of American School & University magazine, which profiled the facility in its Architectural Portfolio issue for its outstanding design.