Keep Wickliffe Beautiful

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful welcomes you!

KWB began as the Wickliffe Clean City Commission on October 13, 1986 as the result of an ordinance by Wickliffe City Council.  It became a certified Keep America Beautiful affiliate on November 5, 1986 after completing certification requirements.  Its volunteer board is comprised of 10 appointed members and a subcommittee of unlimited number. These volunteers address environmental issues, including litter prevention, recycling, and education. KWB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission

To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.

Stay Informed

The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission publishes a page in the Wickliffe Connection which is distributed quarterly to all Wickliffe residents. It contains timely information about upcoming events and recycling collections, as well as recycling tips and other suggestions for waste reduction and reuse of materials that would otherwise be discarded.

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Mission Statement

The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission is dedicated to improving the beauty, cleanliness and safety of the City. Our mission is to encourage conservation, foster recycling and to keep Wickliffe beautiful.

 Our Guiding Principles

  • Individual responsibility
  • Education
  • Partnerships (government, business, civic)
  • Volunteerism

Our National Focus Areas

Keep America Beautiful provides sustainable solutions to improve the physical and visual aspects of community environments that individuals can directly impact through their own actions in the areas of:

  • Litter prevention
  • Beautification and community improvement
  • Waste Reduction

Keep Wickliffe Beautiful in Action

Programs & Events

  • BRIGHT SPOT BUSINESS AWARD
    Keep Wickliffe Beautiful is an organization dedicated to encouraging litter prevention, beautification and recycling in Wickliffe. To recognize and encourage private efforts that beautify our City, we present the Bright Spot Award.  This award is presented to business properties that excel in one or more of the following areas: revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.

    Congratulations to our 2017 Bright Spot Winner 
    Ganley Subaru of Wickliffe
    28840 Euclid Ave.

  • MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN 
    In 1996, the Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission established a Memorial Rose Garden as a special way to remember departed relatives and friends. This garden is located at the west end of Wickliffe City Hall in the Coulby Gardens. A Rose Garden was part of the original gardens of the Coulby Estate. It has been restored to its original beauty by the Commission as a memorial garden.
    Rose Garden dedication form 2017 
  • YARD OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Each year, the Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission selects a Yard of the Year winner for each of the four wards in Wickliffe. Trained evaluators canvas assigned areas of the city using a rating score sheet to evaluate the top yards in their areas.  A final panel of judges then views the top 10 nominations from each ward and selects the winner. In 2017, there were 115 total nominations.  With so many beautiful yards to select from this year, choosing the winner in each ward was a delightful challenge. Winners are presented a Yard of the Year sign for their yard and a photo is included in the Wickliffe Connection.
    The 2017 Yard of the Year winners are:
    Ward One:  Lisa Steele & Dennis Propst, 28991 Sherbrook Dr.
    Ward Two: Gino & Theresa Cavatino, 1824 E. 290th St.
    Ward Three: Tom & Carol Thielman, 29655 Grand Blvd.
    Ward Four: Henry & Chris Barker, 1676 Rush Rd.
  • ARBOR DAY CEREMONY
    KWB annually hosts an Arbor Day Ceremony at one of our city parks or public offices.  The 2017 Arbor Day was celebrated on April 27, 2017 at the Coulby Park Pavilion. The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosted this annual event with a dedication of the Arbor Day tree, followed by a hot dog lunch. Free tree seedlings were given to attendees. Wickliffe is celebrating its 36th year at a TREE CITY USA.  Many thanks to Parker Hannifin Corporation, the Wickliffe Rotary Club and the North Coast Lions Club for their donations toward the purchase of the Arbor Day tree.
  • GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
    Keep America Beautiful hosts its annual Great American Cleanup each spring as part of the national Keep America Beautiful cleanup. Public parks, open lots, parking lots, neighborhood streets are part of this litter pickup event. Keep Wickliffe Beautiful provides free trash bags for the cleanups.Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission has adopted the I90-Bishop Road Freeway Ramp as part of the ODOT Adopt-A-Spot cleanup program. Volunteers collect accumulated trash from the ramps four times during the year. Students may earn Community Service hours for their participation in this event. To volunteer for these events, call the City Programs Coordinator at 440-943-7100.
  • ANNUAL CLOTHING COLLECTION
    The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosts a clothing collection in the fall of each year. The 2017 collection is scheduled for September 1-27. Collection containers are located at Coulby Park near the tennis courts.  Look for the bins marked “Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Clothing Collection”. Volunteers are needed to sort clothing on September 29th. Call Patty Fowler, Program Director, at (440) 943-7100 to volunteer to help.
    A free distribution to needy families will be held on Saturday, September 30, at the Wickliffe Community-Senior Center, 900 Worden Road, from 8:30 AM – Noon.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosts special activities and educational programs throughout the year.  To volunteer to help with any of our projects or events, please contact:

Patricia Fowler
Program Director
(440) 943-7100
email: pfowler@cityofwickliffe.com