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, 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

  • Council Member Robert Blackmon
    Term Expires: 12/31/21, First Term
  • Bryan Eichler, City Staff Liaison
  • Bill Gregory
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • Devon Haggitt, Legal Advisor
  • Kaitlin Hammersley
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • Cathy Harrelson, Vice Chair & Urban Forestry Chair
    Term Expires: 12/31/21, First Term
  • Stephanie Lawler-Ellington
    Term Expires: 12/31/21, First Term
  • John Lopez, Outreach Committee Chair
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • David Steiner
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • George Stovall, Historian
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • Lucy Trimarco
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, First Term
  • Scott Youngblood, Chair & GKPA Chair
    Term Expires: 12/31/23, Second 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