8 citizen members, 1 council member, alternate members (only 9 voting members per meeting) – 2 years.
Rachel Haberman-Kelly, Alternate member
Sue Block, Alternate member
Peggy Bolhuis, Alternate member
Angela M. Deford, Alternate member
Holland Dvorak, Alternate member
Vacant, Alternate member
Alderperson Joseph Bukowski, Council Representative
Enhance community aesthetics by beautification of public and private spaces.
The mission of the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee is to promote, encourage, and work to enhance the beauty of the City of South Milwaukee.
The committee will explore and help implement a variety of beautification efforts, working with applicable city departments, community organizations, and others to promote and enhance natural, private and public areas in the city, including:
Central Business District plantings and other streetscaping efforts
City welcome signs (in partnership with Garden Club)
City parks (Heritage Place, etc.)
Other non-city public spaces as appropriate
Assist in tree planting efforts, including advising on a community tree management program (per Tree City USA requirements), coordinating an Adopt a Tree program for area residents, leading on the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration, and helping secure private funding for city tree planting efforts
Partner with existing groups, organizations, and events (Friends, Lions, Earth Day, etc.) to drive organized clean-up activities in South Milwaukee
Develop and implement a landscape (resident and business) award program and other efforts to encourage residents and businesses to beautify their properties
Educate and engage residents in other beautification projects as developed
Other programs that align with the mission (i.e., recommend locations for and requirements for community gardens; etc.)