Beautification Commission

Current Members: 

Name Position  Contact  Term
Craig Wodecki Chair Appointed: 10/24/2023
Term Expiration: 10/15/2026
Paul Kolbe Treasurer Appointed: 3/22/2022
Term Expiration: 10/15/2024
Sene Murrill Member

Appointed: 3/7/2023
Term Expiration: 10/15/2025
Pamela Russell Member Appointed: 3/7/2023
Term Expiration: 10/15/2025
LaKeita Cobb Vice Chair Appointed: 12/21/2021
Term Expiration: 10/15/2023
Rachel Sullivan Secretary Appointed: 8/9/2022
Term Expiration: 10/15/2023
Kevin Murphy Member Appointed: 4/25/23
Term Expiration: 10/15/2025
Dorothy Stover Member Appointed: 6/20/2023
Term Expiration: 10/15/2025
VACANT     Appointed: 
Term Expiration: 10/15/2023
Valerie Thomas  Member Appointed:  10/24/2023
Term Expiration: 10/15/2026
VACANT     Appointed: 
Term Expiration: 10/15/2024
Kim Homan Staff Liaison  
Cardi DeMonaco Jr.  Council Liaison           


The objectives and purposes of the beautification commission shall be to keep the city beautiful in the following manner:

1. Promoting public education against the discarding of litter in the streets, alleys, sidewalks, gutters, parks and recreational areas or similar public places;

2. Enlisting the active support of interested individuals, businesses, industry, the city national farm and garden associations, the schools and civic organizations that would share the same objectives;

3. Encouraging developers, absentee owners and businessmen to accept basic responsibilities in preserving and enhancing the beauty of public and private properties;

4. Sponsoring, planning and promoting a special spring and fall fix-up, paint-up, clean-up campaign;

5. Investigating, studying and recommending plans for improving the general health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the city;

6. Encouraging the placing, planting and preservation of trees, flowers and shrubbery, and sponsoring and promoting Arbor Week; and

7. Sponsoring a program of general improvement of appearance of all properties in the city. (b) The several departments of the city are to work in harmony with the commission and to provide such necessary assistance and cooperation as may be necessary to assist the commission in carrying out its objectives and purposes, whenever possible.

Review the full Ordinance


Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of a majority vote of the Council. 


Members appointed shall serve for a term of three years. 


Fourth Thursday of the Month at 7:00 p.m., in Conference Room B, City Hall (23200 Gratiot Avenue).

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