Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Wickliffe Community Center The Keep Wickliffe Beautiful Commission is a volunteer affiliate board comprised of 10 appointed members and a subcommittee of unlimited number. These volunteers address environmental issues, including litter prevention, recycling, and education. For information please email: [email protected]
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. Open meetings the 4th Wednesday of each month. Our mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
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.
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.
MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN – suspended at this time
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 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. Winners are presented a Yard of the Year sign for their yard and a photo is included in the Wickliffe Connection.
UDDATE: Yard of the Year Award 2021, by David T Herrin
WARD 1 WINNER 2120 Country Club – Mary Zupancic
WARD 2 WINNER 643 North Elmwood – Avenue Carol Spisak
WARD 3 WINNER 532 Ezmor – Albert & Jeannie Sabruno
WARD 4 WINNER 1667 Drenik – Steven & Mary Havanas
It took us almost all summer – but we finally did it! Thanks to our fourteen voluntary judges all four wards were thoughtfully and carefully scoured for the best of the best. Our judges turned in seventy recommendations. That was narrowed down to four per ward by another set of four judges and then finally the Best of each Ward. It was a lot of fun but judging doesn’t come easily. Meeting so many of our neighbors was a highlight. Each winner was overjoyed that they were chosen. Good job! There are so many beautiful yards. Keep Wickliffe Beautiful will be doing this again next year. We’d like to revise our guidelines and judging criteria. If anyone has any suggestions or comments or if you’d like to be a judge, please email us at http://[email protected]
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP – Dates are to be determined, as they become available.
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.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY RAMP CLEANUPS – July 10, August 7th, September 11th, and October 9th. 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. We have 4 opportunities for you to volunteer: July 10, August 7th, September 11th, and October 9th. All Saturdays! We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Fairbridge Hotel, 28600 Ridgehills Drive, in the small parking lot directly behind the Shell station. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Trash bags, safety vests and gloves will be provided. Call/text (440)547-6874 or email [email protected] 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. Call/text (440)547-6874 or email [email protected] to volunteer.