Mayor’s Beautification Awards - Apply Today!

Recognizing community members and businesses who make Redwood City a more beautiful place to live

The Mayor’s Beautification Awards is a new take on an existing program designed to encourage civic pride by recognizing community members and businesses who do an outstanding job of beautifying and improving their properties. These awards publicly acknowledge property owners who make Redwood City a more beautiful place to live!

“The Mayors Beautification Awards began to encourage civic pride in our community” said Mayor John Seybert. “So many community members make Redwood City such a beautiful place to live. These awards recognize those who give back to the community through beautifying their own homes or businesses.”

The awards program, administered by the City of Redwood City’s Pride and Beautification Committee, is still taking applications! The City of Redwood City’s Pride and Beautification Committee promotes the quality of life in Redwood City by creating, participating in, and supporting activities and programs that improve the physical and aesthetic environment of our community. The Committee was established in February, 1987 and consists of participants from the city council, community, City staff, schools, businesses, and local organizations. Participants serve without compensation or term limits, and work performed is done on a voluntary basis.

Interested in Applying for the Mayor’s Beautification Award?

Single Family homes and fourplexes to apartment buildings, homeowner’s association complexes, commercial properties and mobile homes are eligible to apply for an award. Beautification efforts must be visible from the public right of way. Buildings must be occupied and not for sale during the application process. The property must also not be in violation of any city codes.

Award Categories

One award will be given in each category for a total of six awards. Categories include:

· Home — “Do it Yourself” (work was completed by you and non-professional family members, etc.)

· Home — “Professional” (all/most work was completed by a licensed professional who you paid for the work

· Business — Small (with 25 or fewer employees)

· Business — Large (with 26 or more employees

· Historic Property

· Lucie Muhlker Award*

Lucie Muhlker Award Category

*Lucie Muhlker Award: This award is named in memory of Lucie Muhlker, who won a Mayor’s Beautification Award in 2003 for the “Best Maintained Garden.” On a regular basis, Lucie would go above and beyond by maintaining her neighbor’s yard since they were unable to do so. Sadly, Lucie passed away in late 2003, but we recall that she exemplified that rare dedication to community with her commitment to the beautification of her property and others.

As part of the Mayor’s Beautification Awards, we want to recognize, on an annual basis, someone whose project goes beyond improvement of an individual property, and also brings people together for a common community cause (i.e. helping a sick neighbor maintain their property).

This award will recognize residents for their exemplary dedication to a neighborhood or the community, as part of a beautification or improvement project.

The recipients will show an uncommon level of commitment to the community by their positive attitude, perseverance and determination in seeing a project through any and all obstacles.

Application Process

The application will ask how your entry best fits the category you are entering and asks you to attach a good quality, well-lit photo of the work done on the property. Please include up to three “before” and up to three “after pictures.”

Awards will be recognized at a City Council Meeting later this year.

If you are interested in learning more and applying go here. Applications close on July 31!