Beautification Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 3 pm
  • 2nd Thursday of every month


  • Janice Carter, Chairperson
    Term Expires: September 12, 2026
  • Joanne Baker
    Term Expires: September 12. 2026
  • Julianne Gesuale
    Term Expires: September 12, 2024
  • Rose Ann Padula
    Term Expires: September 12, 2024
  • Theresa Vitale
    Term Expires: September 12, 2025
  • Mary Wietecha
    Term Expires: September 12, 2026
  • Margaret Brackett
    Term Expires: September 12, 2026


The City Beautification Commission was created and charged with the following duties:

  • To study, conceive, formulate, promulgate and develop plans for the beautification of streets, highways, alleys, parks, playgrounds, yards, lots and buildings; To study, investigate and develop plans for improving the health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the City;
  • To encourage and recommend the placing, planting and preservation of trees, flowers, plants, shrubbery and other objects of ornamentation in the City; To collect, study and evaluate information on community improvements and to make recommendations thereon; To sponsor, plan, promote, coordinate and carry out campaign activities for the restoration, preservation and enhancement of the beauty of the City;
  • To otherwise promote public interest in the general improvement of the appearance of the City; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge, invade, supplant or change the powers and duties of the other commissions, departments, boards and agencies of the City or grant the Commission the power or authority to incur debts or expand public funds without the express resolution of the City Council.

The seven-member committee is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The terms are three years.