Troy City Beautification Committee

  • President Gareth Johnston
  • Vice President Judy Fiessinger
  • Treasurer Rosaleen Rayman
  • Secretary Bill Miller
  • Karol McCarthy
  • Wanda Tremblay
  • Deb Kappers
  • Pam Dalton
  • Barrie Van Kirk
  • Amy Cullis
  • Mary Davis
  • Phyllis Dawkins
  • Patty Doran
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
Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Ceremony this year will be on April 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Trostel Park on Union Street.
The late Edward L. Cox, former City Treasurer, will be honored with the planting of five Wright Brothers Sugar Maple Trees and a dedication plaque.   Through the generosity of Troy Kiwanis,  the book, “Tree Lady”, will be presented to Troy School’s  third grade libraries.

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