Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission
|Date||4th Wednesday of every month|
|Location||Wickliffe Community Center|
900 Worden Road
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful (KWB) Commission is a volunteer affiliate board comprised of 10 appointed members and a subcommittee of an unlimited number. These volunteers address environmental issues, including litter prevention, recycling, and education.
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. KWB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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.
- Chris Mlachak, Chairperson
- Ronnie Bubonics, Treasurer
- Jottie Allison
- Frank Esposito
- Katelynn Gurbach
- Timothy Dawson
- Michael Port
- Suzanne Skrab
- Bill Zuvella
- Rebecca Haller, School Board Representative
- Maria Salotto, Council Representative
Programs & Events
Shred Your Files Event
KWB offers the opportunity for residents (no businesses) to bring up to four bags or boxes per household to be shredded on-site free of charge. This year the event will be held on Saturday, October 7th in the old Service Garage lot (28730 Ridge Road) from 9 am to Noon.
Bright Spot Business Award
To recognize and encourage private efforts that beautify our City, KWB presents 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.
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. A dedication ceremony is held annually in June to recognize those memorialized in the past year. Applications for Memorial Rose bushes are currently suspended until further notice.
Yard of the Year
Each year, the Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission selects one Yard of the Year winner in 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 area. A final panel of judges then views the top 10 nominations from each ward and selects the winner. Winners are presented a Yard of the Year sign for their yard and a photo is included in the Wickliffe Connection.
2023 YARD OF YEAR WINNERS
Ward 1 -Denton & Jackie Stusek
2139 Pine Ridge Drive
Ward 2 - Gino & Teresa Cavatino
1824 East 290th Street
Ward 3 - Richard Kirk
Ward 4 -Alison & Keith Davisson
1673 Rush Road
Thank you, Wickliffe! Once again it was not easy to just choose one Yard of the Year for each ward. Our eight voluntary judges thoughtfully and carefully combed for the best of the best. This year our criteria were revised to include a lot of different yards. We also thank those who nominated their neighbors. Each winner was very excited and pleased at being chosen a winner. We have great people here in our city. It was also a pleasure to be invited to visit backyards as well. There are quite a few sanctuaries in our backyards. If you have any suggestions for 2023, or would like to be a judge, please email Keep Wickliffe Beautiful.
Adopt-a-Highway Ramp Cleanups
We would like to welcome volunteers to join members of Keep Wickliffe Beautiful in cleaning up the Bishop Road exit ramps. As part of our Adopt-A-Highway program, Keep Wickliffe Beautiful cleans the ramps 6 times per year. We will be cleaning up trash and debris from the ramps and areas around the exit ramps on:
- May 13 COMPLETE - Thank you!
- June 10 COMPLETE - Thank You!
- July 8 COMPLETE - Thank you!
- August 5
- September 16
- October 14
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Trash bags, safety vests and gloves will be provided. Email Keep Wickliffe Beautiful to volunteer. Community service hours are available for students.
The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission hosts special activities and educational programs throughout the year. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Email Keep Wickliffe Beautiful to volunteer.
Connect with Us
For more information, email Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Ohio.