Troy City Beautification Committee


  • Gareth Johnston - President
  • Judy Fissinger - Secretary

  • Rosaleen Rayman - Treasurer
  • Amy Cullis
  • Pam Dalton
  • Mary Davis
  • Phyllis Dawkins
  • Patricia Doran
  • Deborah Kappers
  • Karol McCarthy
  • Bill Miller - Recorder of Minutes
  • Wanda Tremblay
  • Barrie VanKirk

What We Do

  • Flower plantings around downtown Troy. Planters in front of Downtown businesses and the hanging baskets on utility poles around the square.
  • Christmas decorations around the square and levee (with support from the Troy Foundation)
  • Sponsor an Arbor Day program
  • Plant memorial trees and plaques
  • Tree management around the square
  • Conduct tree identification and tagging in the city parks
  • Make suggestions for new plantings around Troy
  • Present “Green Thumb” and “Merit” awards
  • Encourage organizations and citizens to beautify properties in Troy

History of the Troy City Beautification Committee

  • 1969 - The Beautification Committee was started from an idea of a Garden Club.
  • 1974 – Officially established as a city committee under Chapter 1103 of the Troy City Code
  • 1978 – The first “Merit Award” was presented
  • 1988 – The first “Green Thumb” award was presented

Green Thumb & Merit Awards

The purpose of the Green Thumb Award is to recognize the landscaping efforts of property owners in maintaining or improving their property and the overall beauty of the city.


  • Only projects or areas that are readily visible from the street can be rewarded
  • General care and overall maintenance
  • Size and mass of the area
  • Color, patterns and textures
  • Overall effect on the building, property and neighborhood
The purpose of the Merit Award is to recognize the architectural improvements made to properties or buildings in the city.


  • The project must be completed
  • Must be readily visible from the street
  • Overall effect and impact on the area or neighborhood