On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Mayor, Dr. Karen W. Weaver, unveiled the Mayor’s Beautification Initiative (MBI). MBI has two critical components, both designed to promote community beautification and recognize Flint residents who are taking care of their property in spite of the water crisis and other financial challenges facing the City of Flint.
Who can participate? Participation in the 2019 Mayor’s Beautification Awards is exclusive. Participation is limited to residents in the city of Flint. If you receive a tax bill from the City of Flint you are eligible to participate.
Judges: An anonymous group of residents will be selected to serve as judges for the 2019 Major’s Beautification Awards. Judges will include, but are not limited to, residents with beautification experience and those who understand the importance of recognizing the contribution of others.
Kickoff: The kickoff for the Mayor’s Beautification Awards will begin today, May 9, 2019. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, July 15, 2019.
Awards: Awards will be presented to participants in all nine wards of the city of Flint and multiple awards will be presented in every ward. The award categories will consist of:
o The lawn is mowed and edged
o The shrubs and trees are trimmed
o The overall presence of the home complements the neighborhood or block
o All of the criteria for Attractive Block are met
o There are flowers or plants visible from the curb
o All of the criteria for Admirable Landscape are met
o The concrete (sidewalk and/or driveway) is in good shape
o The overall yard has a clear theme
o This home represents a model home and should be highlighted
Award Presentation: Awards will be presented at the Mayor’s 2019 State of the City Address. A picture and a short description of the awardees will be presented during the Mayor’s address.
How to Nominate: You can nominate a home or block for an award by completing and submitting the Mayor’s 2019 Beautification Initiative Nomination form. Nominations must be submitted in person or emailed by July 15, 2019 for consideration. Contact Schuyler Davis at [email protected] and (810) 237-2025 for more information on how to nominate and to deliver nomination forms and pictures.
Pierson Road Street Adoption
On Thursday, May 30, the City will be partnering with residents, businesses, churches, and other stakeholders to adopt Pierson Road as a cleanup site. The goal is to clean and beautify this major street on May 30, but also throughout the year so that it:
Volunteers are encouraged to bring own tools: mowers, rakes, shovels, hoes if you have them. Bags and gloves will be provide, as well as limited tools. Also: bring your families/neighbors, etc!
Particular details on event – register at city hall in back parking lot by dome auditorium at 8:00. Cleanup from 9-12. A community celebration from 12:30-1:30 will be held on the back lawn of city hall
To commit to cleaning-up and maintaining one block along Pierson Rd and ancillary streets, please call (810) 237-2090 or e-mail [email protected]