Citizens' Beautification Committee

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Beuatification Committe Artwork

 Meeting Times / Details

 Third Thursday of the Month
6:00PM - Osborn Room, Bloomington Police Department

Term Length: 3 Years 
Members: 12, 1 ex-officio
Mayor Appointments: 12
City Code: Chapter 2; Section 72
Vacancy: Yes

Robert Moews


The Citizens’ Beautification Committee serves as an advisory body to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and other city officials in developing plans for projects involving City beautification. Past projects have included updating commercial parking lot landscaping and commercial signage ordinances, creation of the John English Arboretum, and working with the Historic Preservation Commission to design guidelines in various historic districts.

Annually, the Committee partners with the Town of Normal and Ecology Action Center to organize our community wide Clean-up Week and hosts the City’s Arbor Day Celebration. In addition, each summer the committee awards Beautification Awards to residential and non-residential property owners throughout the city.

The Committee consists of twelve (12) persons appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. Terms of members shall be three (3) years in duration on a staggered basis.


   Position Name  Term Exp 
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Grasher, Michelle   4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member    Gudeman, William  4/30/2021
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member 4/30/2020
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Litwiller, Brett  4/30/2021
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Kemp, Sara  4/30/2021
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Powell, Adriane  4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Chair VanDermay, Robin 4/30/2023
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Hendricks, Cody 4/30/2021
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Larkin, Erica 4/30/2023
 Mayor Appointed Position


Freburg, Daniel 4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member Hansen, Eric 4/30/2022
 Mayor Appointed Position  Member   4/30/2022
   Ex-officio Lauderman, Jan  N/A
   Ex-officio Cain, Stan N/A 
   City Staff Moews, Robert N/A 

 Mayor Appointed Position  Indicates Mayor Appointed Position

The Citizens Beautification Committee was created by ordinance on April 23, 1973 (and amended on October 23, 1984), which indicated “it is in the best interest of all citizens of Bloomington to enhance the appearance of the City.” The Citizens Beautification Committee was formed “as a reasonable means by which aesthetic improvements to the City may be facilitated.”