Keep Indianapolis Beautiful president steps down


Tim George, Chair KIB Board of Directors


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful president steps down

Will remain in advisory capacity through year-end


INDIANAPOLIS – (November 16, 2018) David Forsell, long-time president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.  (KIB), has announced his upcoming resignation from his position. The board of directors will name an interim president in the near timeframe, and Forsell will serve in an advisory capacity to the board through the end of the year. KIB will conduct a national search for a new president. 


Since he arrived at KIB 26 years ago, Forsell helped lead the organization as it grew from a small group focused on neighborhood cleanups and recycling to a respected champion of urban greenspaces, environmental stewardship, and community collaboration. 


When Forsell began as president in 2003, KIB had a $1.1 million dollar annual budget and nine staff members. Today, KIB’s annual budget is more than $4 million dollars, and its 28 full-time and nearly 100 seasonal staff work to make a deep impact with an outcomes-based approach for people and the natural world.  Each year, thousands of KIB volunteers dedicate countless hours of service, participating in tree plantings, neighborhood cleanups, and other activities that help keep Indianapolis beautiful.


“Dave has a passion for our mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. We appreciate his many years of service to KIB and the entire city. Our city is a better place because of the work of KIB, and Dave has been instrumental in helping KIB have a positive impact on neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis,” said Tim George, chairman of the KIB board of directors.


“It’s been an amazing opportunity to serve KIB, and the community. I love the organization, and want it to continue to thrive,” said Forsell.  


About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.