Keep Friendswood Beautiful (KFB)
Keep Friendswood Beautiful is a city board made up of 15 volunteers dedicated to enhancing the aesthetic appearance of Friendswood and to encourage residents to take an active role in maintaining that appearance. Awarded the Governor's Community Achievement Award of $210,000 in 2015 and $250,000 in 2021, Keep Friendswood Beautiful used the money to improve the 518 medians with new landscaping under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation and have plans to build a metal archway into Stevenson Park. The Keep Friendswood Beautiful Board directs and coordinates management and planning of projects and education of the community; recommends budget and project priorities to City Council; seeks grants for funding opportunities; makes suggestions for conserving and protecting natural resources; and performs such other duties as the City Council may reasonably request.
Friendswood has won several recognitions such as Best Places to Live, Best Town for Families, Best Suburb to Retire, and Safest City in America.
Keep Friendswood Beautiful, which is under the umbrella of the City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation Department, has been an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful since 2009. The beautification group was originally started in 1973 as the Civic Beautification Committee, later changed their name to the Community Appearance Board in 1977 and is now known as Keep Friendswood Beautiful.
KFB directs and coordinates management and planning of projects and education of the community, recommends budget and project priorities to City Council, seeks grants for funding opportunities, makes suggestions for conserving and protecting natural resources, and performs such other duties as the City Council may reasonably request.