History and Purpose 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
1978 – The first “Merit Award” was presented
1988 – The first “Green Thumb” award was
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
Ceremony this year will be on April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
in Trostle Park at 1237 S Union Street. Tim Mercer, retired
Park Department Supervisor, will be honored with a plaque
and the planting of a Red Oak tree.
Thumb and 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
Gareth Johnston (President)
Judy Fiessinger (Vice
Rosaleen Rayman (Treasurer)
(Parks Dept Liason)
Karin Manovich (Troy Main Street)
for Green Thumb/Merit Award Nominations