Beautification Winners Selected

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Community Development Executive Assistant

The Auburn Hills Beautification Advisory Commission (BAC) met this week to review nominations for the City’s Beautification Awards Program.  Forty-eight residential and commercial properties were selected and will be honored this year at the Beautification Awards Banquet in late September.

The winning properties all have something in common – residents and business owners who care and take pride in creating healthy and inviting spaces.

Their efforts are recognized by the BAC because they help make Auburn Hills a beautiful city for all to enjoy.

Gardeners Brave Chilly Weather At Perennial Exchange Event

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Community Development Executive Assistant

The unseasonably cool weather last Saturday did not deter dedicated gardeners from gathering in River Woods Park for the Auburn Hills Perennial Exchange.  Auburn Hills residents and neighbors from 18 surrounding communities took part in the event, hosted by the Beautification Advisory Commission (BAC).

The exchange offers an economical way to add variety and color to a garden and it’s a great way to pick up gardening tips and tricks.

The BAC welcomed many familiar faces – and some cute new little ones – to the Exchange this year

Beautification Advisory Commission (left to right) Karen Lewis; City Councilman, Bob Kittle; BAC Secretary, Carla Withers and BAC Vice Chair, Pattie Ormsbee

If you weren’t able to attend this year, we welcome you to stop by next Spring.  Details of City events can always be found on www.auburnhills.org.

Beautification Award Winners Selected Soon

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

The Auburn Hills Beautification Commission (BAC) is prepping for their largest annual event – the City’s Beautification Awards program.  Over 100 homes and businesses were nominated for a Beautification Award again this year.   Why award residents and businesses for taking care of their properties?  Why give awards for “curb appeal”?  Because clean, manicured and attractive homes and buildings matter.

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Well maintained buildings, houses and gardens add value to the community.  The effort expended in beautification activities results in increased property values, the elimination of eyesores and helps turn community health and safety liabilities into community assets.

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Beautification winners will be notified in early September.  The BAC would like to thank all of our friends and neighbors in Auburn Hills for their nominations this year.  In this type of program, everyone wins.

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Beautification Award Call For Entries

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

Auburn Hills is a beautiful city.  Our rolling landscapes host a variety of impressive commercial, retail and residential properties.  Throughout the year, the City’s Beautification Advisory Commission (BAC) works to promote the importance of beautification efforts through a series of programs and events.

The Beautification Advisory Commission (from left to right) Ilene Ingram, Celeste Yoskovich, Pattie Ormsbee, City Councilman Bob Kittle, Rich Foster, new member Carla Withers and Karen Lewis at River Woods Park during the 2016 Perennial Exchange.

The Beautification Advisory Commission (from left to right) Ilene Ingram, Celeste Yoskovich, Pattie Ormsbee, City Councilman Bob Kittle, Rich Foster, new member Carla Withers and Karen Lewis at River Woods Park during the 2016 Perennial Exchange.

The BAC knows that attractive properties don’t just happen.  Creating inviting landscapes require thought, planning and implementation.  Lots of implementation. The care and feeding of our buildings, homes, lawns and gardens takes considerable time, effort and resources.  To recognize those efforts, the BAC is calling for nominations for the 2016 Beautification Awards.

A portion of a winning landscape in 2015

A portion of a winning landscape in 2015

Residents and business owners may nominate themselves and/or their neighbors for an award.  Winners are invited to attend the Beautification Awards Dinner held at the Auburn Hills Community Center in the fall.

Centerpieces and mum plants are raffled off to Beautification Award winners in 2015.

Centerpieces and mum plants are raffled off to Beautification Award winners in 2015.

To learn more about the Beautification Awards or to nominate a property, send an email to beautification@auburnhills.org.  Take part in making Auburn Hills a beautiful place to live, work and play!

Beautification Efforts Honored This Week

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

The beautiful fall weather this week was a perfect backdrop for the City’s Beautification Awards Dinner held Wednesday evening.   Eighty residents and businesses were honored by the Beautification Advisory Commission (BAC) for their exceptional efforts in creating colorful and inviting landscapes and gardens.  A slide show of the winning properties highlighted the dedication, creativity and enthusiasm it takes to create these enviable addresses.

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Before dinner was served, the honorees enjoyed hearing from Mayor, Kevin McDaniel and visiting with City Council Members, Henry Knight, Cheryl Verbeke, Maureen Hammond and VeRonica Mitchell.

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One of the winning landscapes found in Auburn Hills’ neighborhoods

As an added treat, large, fall-colored mum plants and each of the table centerpieces, shown below, were raffled off to 31 lucky award winners after dinner.

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The BAC would like to thank all the participants in the 2015 Beautification Awards Program and encourages everyone in Auburn Hills to take part in making Auburn Hills a beautiful place to live, work and grow!

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Information on this and other BAC programs can be found throughout the year in the Auburn Hills Review, the seasonal newsletter and community program guide for the City of Auburn Hills.

And The Award Goes To…

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

Creating beautiful landscaping is no easy task.  Whether you’re a green-thumb gardener or a backyard beginner, gardening takes considerable time, money and effort.

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The Auburn Hills Beautification Advisory Commission (BAC) understands the dedication it takes to create and maintain beautiful surroundings for our homes and businesses and they honor that effort through the City’s  Beautification Awards Program.  Nominations are now being accepted for a 2015 Beautification Award.

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Lush landscapes throughout the City help preserve neighborhood integrity and create an enviable environment for business

Up to 80 residential and commercial properties are selected as winners and those residents or representatives are invited to participate in the Beautification Awards Dinner, held at the Auburn Hills Community Center in late September.

The BAC invites you to nominate a neighbor, a business or even your own property!  To submit your nomination send an email to beautification@auburnhills.org or call 248.364.6946.  No photos please!  Entries will be accepted until July 12, 2015.

Students Lend A Hand To “Keep It Clean”

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

Four members of the City’s Beautification Advisory Commission participated in a Keep it Clean, road-side clean up last Saturday morning and invited some industrious youngsters along to take part and dig in.

Student volunteers, from left to right, Owen, 15 from Eton Academy; Carl, 11 from Deerfield Elementary;  Chloe....

BAC Members, back row, left to right –  Pattie Ormsbee, Rich Foster, Celeste Yoskovich and Cheryl Verbeke.  Student volunteers, front row, from left to right – Owen (15) from Eton Academy, Carl (11) from Deerfield Elementary and Chloe (7), Haley (9) and Dalia (10) are all from Lakeville Elementary.

These students are not strangers to community service.  From raking leaves for elderly homeowners, to working in soup kitchens, these kids have already learned that giving back is good.

The clean-up took place on the east side of Baldwin Road between Great Lakes Crossing Drive and South Vista Drive.

A big thank you to City Councilperson, Cheryl Verbeke; BAC Chairman, Rich Foster; Vice-Chair, Celeste Yoskovich;  former BAC Chairperson, Patricia Ormsbee and our wonderful students.

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Click here for more information on the Keep It Clean program and learn how you and/or your company can get involved.