The Environmental Commission is responsible for many important functions in the City, including sponsorship of the annual Beautification Awards program, Earth Arbor Day program, and Holiday House Decorating Contests.

This commission also provides educational programs and materials to support recycling, reviews and supports environmentally-sound developmental plans for the City, and provides educational programs and materials that support prudent use of land and materials.

Several years ago, the Environmental Commission came together with Mayor Dwight W. Welch in the planning of our beautiful City Arboretum and the development of our numerous city-wide planters, both of which have made our residents more aware of their environment and increased our City’s overall aesthetic beauty.