Keep DeSoto Beautiful Board


  • 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 located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Road.

Staff Representative

Nathan Busby
Parks Superintendent

Council Representative

Candice Quarles
Council member, Place 6
Email Council member Quarles

Board of Directors

Karen Lacey

Place 1 
Initial Appointment: 05/20
Current Term Expires: 3/22

Rhetta Washington McCoy

Place 2 
Initial Appointment: 2/20 
Current Term Expires: 3/21 

Felicia Turrentine 

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

LaToya Moore  

Place 4
Initial Appointment: 10/19
Current Term Expires 3/21

Debbie Hicks

Place 5
Initial Appointment: 01/19
Current Term Expires: 3/21

Shatise Chism 

Place 6
Initial Appointment: 07/20
Current Term Expires: 3/22

Paulette Hunter

Place 7
Initial Appointment: 10/19
Current Term Expires: 3/22