Beautification Commission Annual Beautification Awards on September 27

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Beautification Commission Annual Beautification Awards on September 27

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2017

The Alexandria Beautification Commission (ABC) will hold its annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St in Old Town. The ABC awards will recognize City residents, organizations, and businesses and community groups for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of the City of Alexandria.  The event is a way to say, "thank you" to citizens and businesses that take pride in our community.  

The Commission will hand out awards based on Residential Beautification, Commercial Beautification, Sustainable Beautification, Excellence in Architecture and Green Practices in Beautification. Award winners are limited to properties visible from the public right of way. 

The ceremony will feature a keynote speech by renowned Landscape Architect Michael Vergason, of Old Town-based Michael Vergason Landscape Architects.  His talk will be titled, “Why Beauty?”

The Alexandria Beautification Commission is a 12-member volunteer board approved by the City Council for two-year terms. The Alexandria Beautification Commission promotes beautification of the City through advocacy, education and the celebration of community beautification efforts.

The ceremony is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  For additional information, contact the ACB by email at

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail oscar.mendoza@alexandriava,gov or call 703.746.4667, Virginia Relay 711.