City Beautiful Commission

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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, urban forestry, 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 City Hall in Room 100.

The Urban Forestry Committee also meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. following the board meeting at City Hall in Room 100 .

Board Members

  • Council Member Richie Floyd
    01/31/22 – 12/31/22, First Term
  • Beth Connor, Historian, Reg & Development Chair
    06/03/21 – 12/31/23, First Term
  • Bill Gregory
    12/31/20 – 12/31/23, First Term
  • Kaitlin Hammersley
    12/31/20 – 12/31/23, First Term
  • Cathy Harrelson, Treasurer, Urban Forestry Chair
    12/16/21 – 12/31/24, Second Term
  • Stephanie Lawler-Ellington
    12/16/21 – 12/31/24, Second Term
  • David Steiner, GKPA Chair
    12/31/20 – 12/31/23, First Term
  • Lucy Trimarco
    12/05/19-12/31/23, First Term
  • Chris Tully, Vice Chair
    07/15/21-12/31/23, First Term
  • Scott Youngblood, Chair  
    01/09/20 – 12/31/23, Second Term
  • Bryan Eichler, City Staff Liaison
  • Devon Haggitt, Legal Advisor
  • Adul Yates, City Staff
  • Dean Hay, City Staff Liaison for Urban Forestry Committee

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

City Beautification Awards

The City is accepting nominations for City Beautification Awards in recognition of excellence in landscaping and building design. This landscaping award recognizes outstanding achievement in business and residential properties for exterior curb appeal, landscaping design and yard maintenance, and overall contribution to the character of the neighborhood. All nominations must be within the city limits and the landscape must be in place for at least one year. Nominations will be accepted through October 6, 2022.
City Beautification Awards Nomination Form