Mayor's Beautification Awards & Landscape Grant Committee

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The Mayor’s Beautification Awards and Landscape Grant Committee is responsible for Beautification Awards and the Neighborhood Landscape Grant Program.


Beautification Awards

The Committee’s Beautification Awards will honor City residents, businesses, civic organizations and neighborhoods who contribute to the improvement and beautification of our City. Awardees in the Categories for Business, Individual, Institutions, Neighborhood and Service Clubs/Organizations will be recognized at the October City Council meeting.

The Beautification Award application form may be picked up at the Planning Department in the Municipal Building, at 401 Lafayette Street or completed online (see below). The Committee encourages the submittal of photographs along with the nomination form.


The nomination deadline is July 11, 2018.


Landscape Grants

The Committee has the responsibility of awarding Landscape grants for qualifying neighborhoods within the City for landscape work in common areas. Applications will be awarded on the basis of neighborhood benefit, design, plans and impact of the landscape work on the general beautification of the City. It is hoped that the program will create an atmosphere for neighborhood discussion and collaboration, and will encourage neighborhoods to invest in permanent, long-term landscaping for their community.


For the next fiscal year $5,000 is available for the Landscape Grant Program. The Committee will review applications submitted until the amount of funds has been expended for the year.

The Landscape Grant application may be picked up at the Planning Department in the Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette Street or completed online (see below).



Helpful Resources 

Native Plants for Southeast Virginia including Hampton Roads Region
Produced as part of a coast-wide regional native plant marketing initiative coordinated and funded by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program. Native plants "form the primary structure of the living landscape and provide food and shelter for native animal species."


Contact: Erin Burke, Principal Planner, (757) 220-6132