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For Immediate Release: April 29, 2013

Alexandria Beautification Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2013 Alexandria Beautification Awards

The City of Alexandria Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Alexandria Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 19. Nomination forms are available at

Nomination forms may be returned by e-mail to or by postal mail to:

Alexandria Beautification Commission
c/o Park Planning Division
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Beautification Awards is presented in four categories: Residential, Commercial, Public, and Service. Nominations are judged on the use of texture, color, plant material, neighborhood context, marked improvements, and overall appearance. Nominated properties must be visible from the public right-of-way. Award winners will be recognized at the Beautification Awards Ceremony this September.

The Alexandria Beautification Commission is a 12-member volunteer board with members nominated and approved by the City Council for two-year terms. The Commission represents residents' values in City beautification matters and coordinates projects to encourage and achieve beautification. For more information about the Awards and the Beautification Commission, contact Judy Lo with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5490 or e-mail at  

For more information, contact Judy Lo, at 703.746.5490 or e-mail  

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Judy Lo, at 703.746.5490 or e-mail