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.
To engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
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
- Partnerships (government, business, civic)
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.
- 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.
Rose Garden form – 2019
- 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, call the City Hall at 440-943-7100.
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 City Hall at 440-943-7100.