Beautification group moves under city purview

Organization of volunteers becomes Park and Tree subcommittee


July 5, 2023

Scott Swanson

BEAUTIFICATION VOLUNTEERS plant flowers in the Main Street median in early May.

After some 25 years as an independent, volunteer organization, the Beautification Committee is moving under the city's oversight as an ad hoc subcommittee of the city Park and Tree Committee.

Patti Holk, who has led the approximately 25-member group since founder Alice Grovom stepped down, said group members have agreed to the arrangement on a trial basis.

"We'll try it for a year," she said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to work together freely, openly."

The Beautification Committee was founded in the late 1990s by then-City Manager Craig Martin and Alice Grovom, with Phyllis Osborne Smith,...

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