City Beautification Committee

The City Beautification Committee is responsible for a variety of beautification projects, both downtown and across Troy. The Beautification Committee was started as a garden club in 1969, and officially established as a City Committee under Chapter 1103 of the Troy City Code in 1974. Some of those projects include:

  • Flower plantings around downtown Troy
  • Management of the planters and the hanging baskets on utility poles around the Public Square
  • Christmas decorations around the square and levee (with support from the Troy Foundation)
  • Sponsorship of an Arbor Day program
  • Memorial trees and plaques
  • Tree management around the Public Square
  • Conducting tree identification and tagging in City parks
  • Presenting “Green Thumb” and “Merit” awards
  • Encouraging organizations and citizens to beautify properties in Troy

Governing Law: Chapter 1103 of the Troy Codified Ordinances states: “There is hereby established a City Beautification Committee which shall be composed of thirteen members who shall serve for terms of two years each.”

DUTIES / 1103.03: "It shall be the duties of the City Beautification Committee to study and develop proposals and plans for the beautification of the City, to make recommendations to the City Planning Commission and Council for the implementation of such proposals and plans and to perform such other duties as may be assigned by Council. The City Beautification Committee may call in and consult with experts and architects in developing beautification proposals and plans for the City.  The City Beautification Committee shall operate as the City Tree Board pursuant to Chapter 741 of the Codified Ordinances."


  • Thirteen members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council
  • Members serve for two-year terms

Residency: At least a majority of the members of the committee shall be residents of the City and the balance may consist of residents of either Concord or Staunton Townships in Miami County, Ohio.

Meeting Schedule: The Beautification Committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Basement Conference Room.


Name:Initial Appointment:
Current Term Expires:
President: Gareth JohnstonJune 1, 1984July 1, 2024
Secretary: Bill Miller    May 14, 2007July 1, 2024
Barbara Redick (City)July 1, 2019July 1, 2025
Pam Dalton (City)October 4, 2010July 1, 2024
Lisa Bricker (City)July 1, 2023July 1, 2025
Barrie VanKirkOctober 4, 2010July 1, 2025
Phyllis Moore October 16, 2023July 1, 2024
Cynthia Wingert (City)October 8, 2019July 1, 2025
Janet Newman (City)June 5, 2023 
July 1, 2024
Mary Davis (City)May 1, 2016July 1, 2025
Peggy Wolke (City) July 1, 2021 July 1, 2025
Susan Barhorst (City)April 17, 2023 
July 1, 2024
Donna RowanApril 17, 2023 
July 1, 2024

Staff Contact: Sue Knight

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