Department of Public Works
Municipal Service Center - 4811 N. Saginaw Rd. Midland, MI 48640 Phone: 989-837-6908
2008 Appreciation of Beautification Awards
LOOK! APPRECIATE! NOMINATE!
The City of
Beautification Advisory Committee,
a sub-committee of the Parks & Recreation Commission, encourages individual, business and
public efforts to make Midland a beautiful city. One way in which Midland citizens are encouraged to improve landscapes,
structures and sites in our community is through the Appreciation of
Beautification Awards program. The Beautification Advisory Committee depends on
Midland citizens to help find hidden treasures in our community, and welcomes public nominations.
One of the awards, the Bette R. Tollar Civic Commitment Award, recognizes
major beautification efforts that benefit the community.
To find out more about this great program, watch our
special featured video by clicking here. (Windows Media Player 9 and a broadband connection to the Internet required to view video.)
How to Submit a Nomination
Using Online Form (Below)
To nominate a neighbor, friend or anyone else who has made significant
improvements to landscaping or structures/sites in Midland, please take the time
to fill out the online form below. Improvements to both residential and
non-residential (business) properties alike may be recognized.
If you have a digital photo of the property, it may be sent as an attachment via e-mail by
It is suggested that digital photos over 2 MB in size be burned onto a CD and
delivered or mailed to the Municipal Service Center at the address below.
Using Hard Copy Form
Hard copies of the nomination form are also available from the Department of
Public Services at the Municipal Service Center, Midland City Hall and the Grace
A. Dow Memorial Library. Along with your nomination, please include a brief description of why you
feel the nomination is worthy of an award. Once completed, the hard copy forms -
with a photograph attached, if possible - may be dropped off at the Municipal
Service Center or mailed to the following address:
Appreciation of Beautification Award
Department of Public Services
P.O. Box 1647
Midland, MI 48641-1647
The deadline to submit nominations is August 1, 2008.
The Beautification Advisory Committee will determine winners of the award in
September, and an awards program will be held in November.
Questions regarding this program may be directed to the
Department of Public Works at 989-837-6908, or to this e-mail address:
Beautification Advisory Committee
The Beautification Advisory Committee is a
subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission. The advisory committee is
made up of community volunteers and meets monthly on the third Monday of each
In addition to the Appreciation of Beautification awards program, the
committee also sponsors the "Make Midland Beautiful Art Celebration". The
focus of the Art Celebration is to encourage creativity and uniqueness among
children by having them create a poster that reflects “What Makes Midland
Beautiful.” The program is open to Midland public and parochial school students
in the 2nd and 6th grades.
Hundreds of school children participate in the Art Celebration each spring.
Here's how it works: Two posters are selected by the art teacher and principal
from each 2nd or 6th grade classroom involved. The posters are submitted for
review to a team of judges who are selected by Midland Public Schools Art
Director Mark Francisco. After review, one poster is selected to represent each
All of the posters submitted by area art teachers are displayed at the
Midland Mall for two weeks in May. In addition, the poster of each school's
student representative is featured on MGTV-5, and students receive special
recognition during a Midland City Council meeting.
For more information on the above programs and/or the Beautification
Advisory Committee, please contact Jan Yuergens at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 989-837-6908.