City Beautiful Commission plans for UH

University Heights residents with an eye for beauty find the perfect opportunity to volunteer in City Beautiful Commission projects. The commission held its first meeting on April 20 at City Hall. 

Commission Chair, Steven D. Bennett had a full agenda for the resident volunteers. A new activity for the commission will be to work with the Service Department to advise and plant flowers in strategic public locations in University Heights. 

Mayor Susan Infeld attended the meeting and said, “I am pleased that the City Beautiful Commission will recommend various flowers and plants for public areas and continue coordinating the city's annual recognition of beautiful homes and gardens."  

City Beautiful volunteers will participate in the Arbor Day ceremony, ride in a special car in the Memorial Day parade, hold ice cream socials for several UH summer band concerts and organize the nominations and selection of homes for the Beautiful Home awards.

Bennett said there will be a host of new categories for nominating homes for the awards, including a special “Best Kept Secret Award” for backyard gardens. 

Interested in finding out more? New members are welcome to attend the next meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 in City Hall. E-mail Steve Bennett at for information.

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 5:18 PM, 04.21.2010