Beautification Committee

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8 citizen members, 1 council member, alternate members (only 9 voting members per meeting) – 2 years.

  • Paul Berens
  • Patti Bergeson
  • Erik Brooks
  • Amalia Flatley
  • Ryan Greco
  • Sue Hebner
  • Brian Morrison
  • Rachel Haberman-Kelly, Alternate member
  • Sue Block,  Alternate member
  • Peggy Bolhuis,  Alternate member
  • Angela M. Deford, Alternate member
  • Holland Dvorak,  Alternate member
  • Vacant, Alternate member
  • Alderperson Joseph Bukowski,  Council Representative
  • Dan Ratajski
  • Kyle Vandercar
  • Ashley Hutchens


Enhance community aesthetics by beautification of public and private spaces.


The mission of the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee is to promote, encourage, and work to enhance the beauty of the City of South Milwaukee.


The committee will explore and help implement a variety of beautification efforts, working with applicable city departments, community organizations, and others to promote and enhance natural, private and public areas in the city, including:

  • Central Business District plantings and other streetscaping efforts
  • City welcome signs (in partnership with Garden Club)
  • Street medians
  • City parks (Heritage Place, etc.)
  • Other non-city public spaces as appropriate
  • Assist in tree planting efforts, including advising on a community tree management program (per Tree City USA requirements), coordinating an Adopt a Tree program for area residents, leading on the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration, and helping secure private funding for city tree planting efforts
  • Partner with existing groups, organizations, and events (Friends, Lions, Earth Day, etc.) to drive organized clean-up activities in South Milwaukee
  • Develop and implement a landscape (resident and business) award program and other efforts to encourage residents and businesses to beautify their properties
  • Educate and engage residents in other beautification projects as developed
  • Other programs that align with the mission (i.e., recommend locations for and requirements for community gardens; etc.)