Beautification Committee


  • Sandra Finley, Trustee Liaison
  • Arlene Burke, Chair
  • Susan Gatlin-Moroney
  • Sue Gowen
  • Belinda Lowry
  • Edward Davis


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. 

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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

50/50 Tree Program

As a recognized Tree City USA designee, the Village of Olympia Fields, in conjunction with the Beautification Committee, offers the 50/50 Tree Program to its residents to help “keep Olympia Fields green.” The Village splits the cost of the tree with the resident, thus providing a savings of 50 percent on the purchase price of the selected tree. Residents may purchase up to two trees. 

Please Note: The 50/50 Tree Program takes place annually, in the fall. At that time, notice is forwarded to each Homeowners Association, and an updated program application is made available on the Village website. 

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 Village of Olympia Fields Beautification Committee annual Holiday Award Program recognizes the efforts of our residents who decorate their homes for the holidays.

Each Homeowners Association submits a list of their top three candidates for consideration, and they are, in turn, judged by the Village Beautification Committee using the same standards set for the respective associations when selecting the top three village-wide awardees. In addition, associations may submit other homes they have recognized for their holiday efforts.

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.

Review & Update Applicable Village Ordinances