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City Beautiful Commission

To enhance and safeguard the beauty of our natural resources and city landscapes, thereby enriching the quality of life for our community.

Function of Commission

  • Assist and promote public programs/activities that will further the beautification and protection of the natural resources in and around St. Petersburg.
  • Assist the Parks and Recreation Department with the initiating, planning, directing and coordinating of the following programs: the Annual City Beautiful Awards, the Gift Tree Program, and the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum including the Brick Program.
  • Assist with the formulation and implementation of City statutes and ordinances concerning property maintenance, beautification standards, signage and natural resources.
  • Advise City Council in matters pertaining to the beautification of the city that will result in a more attractive and well-maintained city.
  • Assist in any other function and duty assigned to it by the City Council.

Meeting Dates & Times

The board meets on the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Leisure Services Complex, 1400 19 St. N., 33713.

Board Members

  • Ryan Cobin - Term Expires: 12/31/19 - Second Term
  • Council Member Gina Driscoll - Term Expires: 12/31/19
  • Lee Gunter - Term Expires: 12/31/20 - Second Term
  • Cathy Harrelson
  • Doris Heitzmann, Regulations and Development Committee Chair - Term Expires: 12/31/20 - Second Term
  • Lucinda Johnston - Term Expires: 12/31/21 - First Term
  • Stephanie Lawler-Ellington, Historian Co-Chair - Term Expires: 12/31/21 - First Term
  • John Lopez
  • Carol Moore - Term Expires: 12/31/20 - Second Term
  • Rick Nale, Vice Chair - Term Expires: 12/31/19 - Second Term
  • Alexander Nicolas - Term Expires: 12/31/20 - Partial Term
  • George Stoval - Term Expires: 12/31/19 - Partial Term
  • Lucy Trimarco
  • Scott Youngblood, Chair - Term Expires: 12/31/19 - First Term

Gift Tree Program

The Gift Tree Program provides you with an opportunity to honor someone special to you by planting a tree in their behalf in one of St. Petersburg’s beautiful public parks. Learn more here

Gift Tree Submission Form

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