Beautification Committee


  • 6:30 PM
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • Park View Room

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and Minutes are available through the Agenda Center.


Ad Hoc Committee - no term

  • Nicci Sternitzky, Chair
  • Karen Schwenkner
  • Katheline Finn
  • Deb Baseman
  • Jodi Perrone

Mission Statement

To enhance the natural beauty of the Village of Elm Grove through education, programs and plantings so Village residents, their children and their grandchildren can fully enjoy the beauty our Village has to offer. 

Vision Statement

The Beautification Committee envisions:

  • All property owners take exceptional pride in the landscaping of their properties,
  • Making Elm Grove a city of elm trees through reforestation projects that aid in increasing tree diversity within the Village,
  • The planting of more native plants, with emphasis on the Black-eyed Susan,
  • The beautification of the downtown, the entrances to the Village and other Village perimeters,
  • Rain gardens in private and public gardens throughout the community.


  • Enlarge the committee as determined by need
  • Sponsor and promote the Bee City USA designation
  • Further promote and support Tree City and Bird City designations
  • Involve members of the business community, schools, churches, and civic groups in the mission of the beautification of Elm Grove
  • Raise funds to aid in reforestation with elm trees
  • Education the public and assist in the implementation of:
    • Pollinator friendly gardening
    • Integrative pest management
    • Promotion of native plantings
    • Eradication of invasive species
    • Rainwater runoff and rain gardens
    • Composting and healthy soils
    • Promotion of organic lawn care practices


Please visit our Forestry page for valuable information on native plantings, invasive plants, trees and much more!