WHAT WE DO
A volunteer organization, working without professional staff, the Board acts as coordinator, contributor, commentator and catalyst. These efforts are based upon a union of enthusiastic citizens and professionals who advise the City Commission on matters pertaining to beautification, sanitation and the environment.
The Gainesville City Beautification Board was established in 1960 as an Advisory Board to the City Commission. It consists of volunteer members who donate their time and efforts to organize and implement many projects. The Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Thomas Center A, located at 302 NE 6th Avenue, 32601.
Plan to join us for the 2017 Urban Forestry Workshop
2017 Urban Forestry Workshop
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11 am–5 pm
Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Avenue
For information, please call 352-393-8181
By attending this workshop, according to your certification,
you may receive up to 4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.
Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate 2017 Florida Arbor Day, see the whole album!
The celebration took place outside the A. Quinn Jones Museum
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Learn about tree facts on www.arborday.org/trees/treefacts
2016 Urban Forestry Workshop - Program materials
Earline: Luhrman Welcome
Tricia Peddicord: Overview of Workshop
Dave Conser: Champion Trees
Mark Siburt: Tree Planting and Pruning Demonstration
Dr. Gail Hansen “Using color in the Landscape: Messages and Meaning”
Dr. Jason Smith: Diversity in Tree Canopy
Panel Discussion with all speakers... and much more!
For information about the Urban Forestry Workshop, please call 352-393-8181.
GET INVOLVED — Interested in joining us?
The purpose of the City Beautification Board is to improve the livability of Gainesville and its surrounding areas. The Board addresses the environmental and aesthetic concerns of the community. The City Beautification Board promotes and encourages: Stewardship, improvement and maintenance of community assets Coordinated planning and supportive beautification programs Excellence in design Opportunities for general public participation in beautification endeavors Gifts, grants, bequests and other contributions for beautification.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 City Beautification Board Presentation on April 27, 2016 at the Historic Thomas Center!
Photo: Jeff Knee
The CBB awards featured in Business Magazine!
Here is the link to the program.
The annual City Beautification Awards
recognize excellence in a variety of design categories. The awards highlight projects of outstanding aesthetic and artistic appeal. Projects are evaluated for originality, innovation, and creativity, as well as for their sustainability, maintenance and use of serviceable materials. An award-winning site must exhibit appropriate land utilization, effective planning, compatibility with the area and screening of unsightly views. All projects must meet applicable building and landscaping codes. Each must result in the improvement of the area, property or neighborhood.
Award-winning projects reflect the commitment of many individuals to excellence in design. Owners, managers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, designers and others have contributed to these prize-winning projects. The City Beautification Board salutes those who have made a significant contribution to our community through each outstanding project.
The City Beautification Board is currently working on establishing design standards and guidelines for the future development and improvement of primary thoroughfares in the Gainesville area. The goal is to establish visually unifying landscapes along these corridors throughout the City. This program will be referred to as the Gateway Corridor Design Project with the hopes of funding and development through the Florida Department of Transportation's Highway Beautification Grant.
The City Beautification Board 2016 Member’s List
City Beautification Awards
Florida Arbor Day
Urban Forestry Workshop
A big thank you to everyone that came out to the 2015 URBAN FORESTRY WORKSHOP! Check pictures here and access the online materials:
PAST WORKSHOPS' RESOURCES