Troy City Beautification Committee


  • Gareth Johnston - President
  • Bill Miller - Secretary

  • Rosaleen Rayman - Treasurer
  • Amy Cullis
  • Pam Dalton
  • Mary Davis
  • Phyllis Dawkins
  • Barbara Redick
  • Deborah Kappers
  • Karol McCarthy
  • Wanda Tremblay
  • Barrie VanKirk
  • Cynthia Wingert

What We Do

  • Flower plantings around downtown Troy. Planters in front of Downtown businesses and the hanging baskets on utility poles around the square.
  • Christmas decorations around the square and levee (with support from the Troy Foundation)
  • Sponsor an Arbor Day program
  • Plant memorial trees and plaques
  • Tree management around the square
  • Conduct tree identification and tagging in the city parks
  • Make suggestions for new plantings around Troy
  • Present “Green Thumb” and “Merit” awards
  • Encourage organizations and citizens to beautify properties in Troy

History of the Troy City Beautification Committee

  • 1969 - The Beautification Committee was started from an idea of a Garden Club.
  • 1974 – Officially established as a city committee under Chapter 1103 of the Troy City Code
  • 1978 – The first “Merit Award” was presented
  • 1988 – The first “Green Thumb” award was presented

Green Thumb & Merit Awards

The purpose of the Green Thumb Award is to recognize the landscaping efforts of property owners in maintaining or improving their property and the overall beauty of the city.


  • Only projects or areas that are readily visible from the street can be rewarded
  • General care and overall maintenance
  • Size and mass of the area
  • Color, patterns and textures
  • Overall effect on the building, property and neighborhood
The purpose of the Merit Award is to recognize the architectural improvements made to properties or buildings in the city.


  • The project must be completed
  • Must be readily visible from the street
  • Overall effect and impact on the area or neighborhood

How to nominate someone for a merit award or green thumb award

The City Beautification receives nominations for both awards. Nominations are to be emailed to City Beautification Committee Chairperson Gareth Johnston at .


2019 Troy City Beautification Awards

May 2019
Merit Awards 
503 E. Staunton Rd - Rajinder Kumar -Troy Shell 
927 N. Market St. - Studabaker Chiropractic 
1164 W. Main St. 

Green Thumb Awards 
1361 Sheridan Ct. - Linda Rozell 
1763 Saratoga Dr. - Gaston Brown & Tonya Bair 
2478 Thornhill Dr. - Stacie Davis & Jennifer Mccann 
120 S. Oxford St. - Meredith & Eric Parris 
1187 Winchester Dr. - Donnie & Michelle Hicks 

August 2019
Merit Awards
237 Grant St. – Heather Kouse
1208 York Lane – Darlyne and Todd Howes

Green Thumb Awards
1549 Brookfield Lane – Terri Murphy
818 Bristol Rd. – Rick and Mary Kadel
1372 Cornish Rd. – Tim and Cathy Marshall
1325 Kenton Way – Carl and Billie Shroyer
410 E. Canal St. – Michael and Toni Mascari
976 Switzer Dr. 
1201 Todd Lane
500 Stonyridge Ave. – Stonyridge Veterinary Service
115 Crawford St. – Stephanie Humphrey
22 Littlejohn Rd.  -  Tricia Hannahs
1119 Arborvitae Court – Vicki Hart