Beautification Commission


  • 6 p.m.
  • Meets the 1st Monday of each month.
  • Administrative Liaison - Community Relations Director
  • City Administrative Building
    40555 Utica Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Gary Isom, Chairperson
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Henrietta Baczewski
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • Steven Duncan
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Manny Gonzales
    Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Susan Hobig
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Nancy Kijek
    Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Lisa Lane
    Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Sharon Mason
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • Linda Meida
    Term expires: June 30, 2025
  • Patrick Rye
    Term expires: June 30, 2024
  • Matthew Smith 
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • Sheryl Burns
    Term expires: June 30, 2023

Commission Overview

The 12 member Commission includes a variety of City residents appointed by the City Council. The Community Relations Director serves as staff liaison to the Beautification Commission, coordinating its activities within City guidelines. The Commission was established pursuant to Ordinance #145. The Commission sets a specific budget for purposes of funding programs and projects.

The Beautification Commission recommends the planting and preservation of trees, flowers, plants, and shrubbery, as well as the placing of other ornamentation throughout the City. The Beautification Commission also promotes public education for the disposal of litter in our community through its contacts with schools, scouting troops and businesses. This is accomplished through programs such as "Adopt a City Road."


To promote public interest in the general improvement of the City's appearance.

Annual Awards Program

Residents and owners of all property within the City of Sterling Heights are encouraged to accept basic responsibilities in preserving and enhancing the beauty of public and private properties. An annual awards program assists the Beautification Commission in promoting its mission throughout the city. Nominations are submitted annually for properties in Sterling Heights that exemplify the enhancement of both public and private properties. The Commission reviews these nominations and those that are worthy of the award receive City-wide recognition.

Photographs of the front of nominated properties can be e-mailed to or mailed to: Community Relations, P.O. Box 8009, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48311-8009, attn: Beautification Awards.

Special Projects

Special projects are organized and coordinated to lead the way for residents to follow suit. Environmental awareness education for residents tops the list of priorities. The Beautification Commission initially proposed the City's recycling centers. This landmark project has gained Citywide acceptance and resident participation.

Did You Know....

The Beautification Commission hosts a spring Plant Exchange each year to encourage local gardeners to enhance their properties with new species of perennials and even features an orphan table so those residents without plants can develop their own gardens.