Beautification Commission

Ensuring that Grosse Pointe Farms remains a sparkling jewel along Lake St. Clair is job #1 for its Beautification Advisory Commission. The Commission advises city leaders on projects that enhance the ambience of the community, installs Spring plantings in the city's public areas, consults on environmentally smart planting methods, coordinates the annual Beautification Awards program, and on occasion, undertakes specific beautification projects.

The Grosse Pointe Farms Beautification Advisory Commission was established in February 1987 to initiate, promote and coordinate the beautification efforts within the City of Grosse Pointe Farms. Members are appointed by the City Council. The Commission generally meets eight or nine times annually, on the third Tuesday of the month. Members serve three-year terms.

Residents interested in serving on the Beautification Commission are asked to send a letter of interest to the Assistant City Manager/City Clerk at the Grosse Pointe Farms city offices.


Councilman Lev Wood, Chairperson
Kendra Bickford
Michael Brown
Elizabeth Cleland
Andrew Llewellyn
Sheila O'Hara
Sierra Leone Donovan
Stephen Hansen
Karen Smiley

Administrative Representative

Derrick Kozicki, City Clerk & Assistant City Manager

What We Do
Bright Spring bulbs, islands along Lakeshore Drive filled with masses of annuals, colorful pots on The Hill...that is the visible work of the Beautification Commission.

The Commission's Tree Committee works to ensure that our City landscape includes a canopy of green trees, lush in quantity and variety, to enhance our community. It identifies and inventories the City's trees, evaluates and identifies maintenance needs and potential planting opportunities, and assists with tree maintenance.

The Commission couldn't do its work without the help of the City's Department of Public Works. Each Fall, Commission members honor those men and women with an Appreciation Luncheon to say thanks for their hard work throughout the year.

The Beautification Advisory Commission also holds an annual awards ceremony. The awards recognize property owners who make an extra effort to maintain a beautifal home and garden. 

Click here to learn more about native plants and the benefits of planting them in our neighborhoods.