- Desireé Watkins, Trustee Liaison
- Arlene Burke, Chair
- Susan Gatlin-Moroney
- Sue Gowen
- Belinda Lowry
- Evelyn Owens
- Naomi Amegashie
The Beautification Committees meets at 6 p.m.before the Board of Trustees meeting at the Village Hall. Please view the Schedule of Public meetings for meeting date or view the calendar on the website.
The mission of the Beautification Committee of Village of Olympia Fields is to facilitate the beautification and enhancement of our community with the involvement and support of the Village President, Board of Trustees, Residents and Businesses.
To lead the Village of Olympia Fields in raising awareness and appreciation of the value of our nature resources by education and involving residents, elected officials, employees and businesses in the maintenance, enhancement and preservation of our natural and built environments.
Beautification Committee Projects
Olympia Fields Landscape Award Program (Annual Award Program - Spring/Summer)
The Landscape Award Program is held annually in the spring/summer. The award is presented to a homeowner who represents the Village and their neighborhood. Each Homeowners Association selects 3 to 6 homes to represent their association. The top three homes in the HOA will have a sign placed in their yard. The top homes chosen by each HOA are reviewed by the Beautification Committee to select the top three homes village-wide. The top three winners are recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting.
Holiday Award Program (Annual Award Program-December)
The Holiday Awards Program is held in December of each year. Each Homeowners Association selects up to 6 homes that demonstrate curb appeal, creativity, originality and coordination of decor to the home. The top three homes in the HOA will have a sign placed in their yard. The top homes chosen by each HOA are reviewed by the Beautification Committee to select the top three homes village-wide. The top three winners are recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting.
Village Gateway Signs (Governors Highway & Western Avenue/Vollmer)
Home Improvement Recognition Program
Any resident in the Village of Olympia Fields can nominate a neighbor for the “Home Improvement Recognition”. The purpose is to recognize improvements done to landscape or structurally to a home in the village. It can be sent to a new owner who has made home improvements or a long-term resident who has made improvements that increase the over-all beauty and value of a neighborhood.
The Home Improvement nomination form can be completed online and automatically emailed to the Committee by clicking the email icon on the form. Nominations can be made any time during the year. After evaluation by the Beautification Committee, recipients will receive a letter of recognition.
Tree City USA Program - Arbor Day
Tree City USA is a nationwide program that recognizes communities for their forestry efforts. Olympia Fields has been a Tree City for 12 consecutive years. In honor of Arbor Day, the Village celebrates the day with a tree planting ceremony on the 4th Friday in April.
Earth Day - an Annual April Event
National Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 throughout the nation to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Our Village celebrates Earth Day by designating an entire week in April toward this environmental effort. Olympia Fields Earth Week allows families time to schedule time together to join in this effort based upon their busy work/life schedules. The Village asks that families join forces to walk your neighborhood and pick up trash and other debris in an effort to beautify our neighborhoods.