Board of Directors

Keep Desoto Beautiful Corporation (KDB)


  • Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve for a two-year term with term limits of six years, and four student members selected by the Board, each student serving a school-year term.
  • Initiates, plans, and coordinates litter control and prevention programs.
  • Encourages the planting and preservation of trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Promotes a safer, healthier, and more beautiful community.
  • Stimulates interest and action toward conservation of resources through recycling.
  • Awards Property of the Month designation to a property that exemplifies the mission and goals of KDB.
  • A non-profit organization and affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc.

Meeting Schedule

The Keep DeSoto Beautiful Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parks Conference Room.

Staff Representative

M. Renee Johnson
Parks & Recreation Director

Council Representative

Candice Quarles
Councilmember, Place 6
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Board of Directors



Place 4
Initial Appointment: 04/18
Current Term Expires 3/19

Felicia Turrentine

Place 3
Initial Appointment: 08/19 
Current Term Expires: 3/21 

Debbie Hicks

Place 5
Initial Appointment: 01/19
Current Term Expires: 3/19 


Place 2
Initial Appointment: 4/17 
Current Term Expires: 3/19 

Cathy Wesley

Place 6
Initial Appointment: 03/14
Current Term Expires: 3/20

Susan Smiley

Place 1
Initial Appointment: 10/14
Current Term Expires: 3/20

Paulette Hunter

Place 7
Initial Appointment: 10/19
Current Term Expires: 3/20

Student Members