City of Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Beautification Commission
The Alexandria Beautification Commission represents citizen values, facilitates community projects, promulgates best practices, and recognizes important achievements in order to improve the appearance and experience of the City of Alexandria.
The Alexandria Beautification Commission has been serving the City since the early 1960's when it hosted the first City Refuse Collector's Appreciation Breakfast. The Breakfast is an annual tradition that continues to this day, and is held on the last day of spring clean-up.
Membership and Feedback
The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm., Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For additional information, call 703.746.5500.
2013 Meeting Schedule
Alexandria Beautification Awards
The Commission sponsors the annual Alexandria Beautification Awards recognizing residents, businesses and public sector efforts to contribute to the beautification of their neighborhoods and public vistas. Each year the Commission canvases the City in search of properties that have inproved their surroundings through landscape, maintenance, and other community efforts. The Commission also solicits award nominations from the public. Nominations are based on the following criteria:
Note that previous winners are not eligible for nomination for a period of five years from their award date. If you are interesting in submitting a nomination to the Commission, please complete and return the Beautification Commission Nomination Form.
Beautification Awards Nomination Form
Commission members make the final decision on Award recipients. The Award winners receive their certificate at a ceremony held in October. The Award is presented by the Mayor and City Council. To view previous Beautification Award Winners click on the following: