Beautification and Improvement Commission

The Beautification and Improvement Commission advises the Mayor and Board of Trustees on matters of community beautification and conservation.

Commission activities include:

  • Designing, supporting and funding landscaping for Village parkways and public properties.
  • Sponsoring the Annual Arbor Day observation, the Property Owner's Beautification Awards Ceremony and Clean-Up Week activities.
  • Coordinating activities with the Skokie Garden Club and the Park District.
  • Participating in the 4th of July Parade.
  • Selecting and displaying decorative banners along Village streets.
  • Coordinating with the Skokie Department of Public Works and the Village Forester monitoring and maintaining the health of Village trees.

Beautification Awards

Each year the Village of Skokie Beautification & Improvement Commission evaluate nominated properties throughout the Village.  Properties are judged based on overall appearance and condition, as well as landscape design and maintenance.  Please consider nominating a neighbor, a local business, or yourself!  Winners will receive an awards certificate during the annual ceremony held in April.

For the 2013 award nomination form, please click here.  2013 award nominations are due by Friday, July 26, 2013.


Term: Each member shall serve for two years
Meeting Date: 1st Thursday night of the month at 7 p.m.

Beautification and Improvement Commission Members:

Ferdinand Soco, Chair
Sherwin Ditlove
Janet Enwia
Dalya Horowitz
Joan Kelly
Asokan Krishnan
Charles Levine
Cecile Pfaff
Edward M. Potash
Mitchell H. Sandler
Joshua Shpayher
Elaine Steiner
Trustee Liaison:  Ilonka Ulrich
Liaison: Elizabeth Zimmerman