Beautification Committee

Meeting Schedule

  • WHEN: Third Wednesday every month, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • WHERE: During the summer months the meetings are held in various city parks:     
  • WHO:  Public is always invited to attend
  • WHAT: At our meetings we discuss our upcoming events and discuss ways in which to help beautify our community in order to bring people closer together. We are always open to the suggestions of the community.

Summer Meeting Locations

May: Quail Cove Park, 800 N. 900 E.                      

June: Kimberly Park, 250 W. 990 N.                               

July: Country View Park, 1230 N. 100 W.                

August: Shalamar Park, 520 N. 400 E.  

Sept: Mountain Meadow Park 470 W. 380 S.

Agenda & meeting minutes

Upcoming Events

Yard of the Month Signs:

  • Four signs are posted in front yards which deserve of the attention of the community.  These areas are chosen by committee members or people who have volunteered addresses of yards that are well cared for and maintained by the citizens living there.  They add beauty to the community. Special awards are given and the names are posted on the city’s web site.  Each month new yards are recognized. 

Annual Garden Tour:  

  • Each year, in conjunction with the annual Steel Day Celebration, A two day City Garden Tour is held. Eight to ten homes are pre‐selected to be a part of the tour. Many gardening ideas become available to the novice as well as the professional gardener. This is an event which has been a great success and spotlights the working hands which make up our fine city. Awards are given and a barbecue is held at the conclusion of the celebration as a small thanks to the participants. The tour is free of charge. The homes and addresses will be available in the Steel Days program. 

Scarecrow Competition:

  • This year will be our second Scarecrow Competition.   Last year proved a success as the businesses competed for prizes to show which could display the scarecrow best depicting their business.  This will be held in October the week proceeding Halloween.

Christmas Light Competition:

  • This December will be our first attempt to hold a “Christmas lights” Competition. Many folks put in many man hours decorating their homes and yards for the holiday season. This has captured the attention of the beautification committee. We feel that special attention needs to be given. More information will follow.

Members

  • Carlton Bowen, City Council Representative
  • Lupe Lee
  • Nelson Miles
  • Paul Strong
  • RoseMarie Taylor (Committee Chairwoman)
  • Ross Bratt
  • Rusty Fotheringham (City Forester)
Committee Charter & Goals
The goal of the committee is to promote beautification throughout the City and to be an example to neighboring communities. The committee is also greatly involved with adding City trees. Through the committee's efforts, the City of American Fork has become a member of the prestigious Tree City USA organization.

The time commitment of the beautification committee per month is minimal, and volunteers and committee members are always wanted. If you're interested in getting involved, please attend one the meetings .