Each year, the Independence Beautification Commission publicly recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that make outstanding contributions to the City's quality of life by beautifying property within the City of Independence. Awards may be given to residential and commercial properties, as well as properties maintained by non-profit organizations that have made a positive impact on the visual appeal of our City. Commission members personally visit each nominated property to evaluate its eligibility for the award. Selected winners will be formally recognized at a meeting of the Independence City Council and photographs of the property will be broadcast on the City television channel, City 7. To nominate a property, click the button below to download a Nomination Form.
This Commission is to advise the City Council and assist City staff with public information and education for maintaining a healthy, safe and attractive City. The Commission is responsible for: 1) Public awareness and information strategy regarding community beautification issues and practices; 2) incentive and public recognition programs promoting neighborhood and individual property improvement and beautification; 3) developing written educational materials on community beautification topics and informational programs for specific audiences; and, 4) coordinating city-sponsored beautification efforts with other community groups and local businesses.
This Commission shall consist of seven members who shall serve without compensation. Members shall be appointed by the City Council and shall be appointed for four year overlapping terms after the initial appointment of two for two years and two for three years and three serving for four years. The Commission will designate one of their members as Chairman. Members are not restricted from serving on other boards. Missing three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings represents a resignation. Four (4) members constitute a quorum. Eric Urfer, Parks|Recreation|Tourism Director, works with this Commission. Meetings are held 2nd Wednesdays.
|Vacant due to resignation||6/15/2019|
|Vacant due to resignation||6/15/2017|