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About Us

For over 30 years, Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C), a non-profit 501-(c)(3) organization, has been true to its mission of educating and empowering East Texans to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment.  Each year, Angelina Beautiful/Clean and its proud community members work diligently to maintain, enhance, and preserve our part of Texas.

Our main focus is on our community, and serving the people within it. We strive to make Angelina County a beautiful place to live, work, and play. 

Our Mission

To educate and empower East Texans to take responsibility for enhancing their

community environment.

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Our Mission

Our Vision

To make Angelina County the Texas model for environmental excellence, one community at a time.

We Need Your Support Today!

Meet Our Team

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 Emily Thornton - Executive Director 

Emily Thornton was named Executive Director for Angelina Beautiful/Clean (AB/C) in June of 2020. Prior to joining AB/C, Emily worked in advertising as both a graphic designer and content strategist. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University where she studied Mass Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Advertising. 


Emily is an East Texas native with a strong passion for public service and is proud to call the Piney Woods home. She will make every effort to help make Angelina County a clean, green, and great place to live, work, and play.

AB/C Board of Directors

Selena Mitchell - President
Farmers Insurance

Lindsey Mott - Vice President

William Rothhauser - Treasurer
Southside Bank

LaMarcus Wallace - Secretary

William Price - Past Chairman
Bancorp South

Tara Watkins-Watson
Chamber President

Candice Stott


Kip Havard

Consolidated Communications

Eddie Pepper

City of Lufkin

Amanda Anderson
Community Title

Tara Watkins-Watson
Chamber President

Andrew Harbuck
A Furniture Fetish

Chuck Brooks

Angelina County Waste

Management Center

Jesse Sisco

Texas Department of Transportation

Cary Sims

A&M AG Ext Office

Ben Miller
Goodwin Lasiter Strong

Mark Guerra

Angelina County

Sherrif's Office

Marcus Wells
Lockheed Martin

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