The City of Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission was established in 1990 and was re-established by resolution in 2003. The Grosse Pointe Beautification Commission's purpose and goal is to plant flowers, maintain planting beds, and recommend appropriate plant materials for planting areas on City property and right-of-ways. Also, the Beautification Commission will select and present the yearly awards for beautification of private and commercial property, and may be called upon to make recommendations to the City Council regarding landscape design within the City of Grosse Pointe.
Project Bloom is also part of the Beautification Commission. This sponsor a garden project runs as an all volunteer group who plant flowers and maintain planting areas at Neff Park and in The Village. Project Bloom is always looking for volunteers to join in their mission to keep the City looking gorgeous.
Beautification Award Winners are announced in September. The Awards Ceremony is set for early October. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Beautification Awards were canceled for the year 2020.
Members are Susan Hartz, Co-Chairperson, Susan Budrys, Co-Chairperson, Kate Apple, Jane Davies, Regina Gersch, Beth Harvener, Kathy Long, Mary Scrace, Derek Stratelak and Sue Szmigiel.