Each year, the Beautification and Improvement Commission seeks nominations from the community for both residential and commercial properties that are visually pleasing with an obvious sense of pride in ownership. Commissioners judge nominated properties based on overall appearance and condition, as well as landscape design and maintenance. Properties do not need to be elaborate - just well-maintained and visually pleasing. Winners receive notice in December or January and receive an award certificate in April, and recognition at a Village Board meeting.
Nominations from the community are welcome! Please submit addresses of homes in your neighborhood that are well-maintained, with an eye toward attractive front-yard landscaping. If you have the owner’s name, great - but just the address is fine for a nomination. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2020, with the address of the property and the owner’s name if possible.
Please consider nominating a neighbor, local business, condominium, school or house of worship. Self-nominations are encouraged! All nominations must be received by August 1. Nominations also can be mailed to:
Skokie Public Works Department
9050 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Attn: Chairman of Beautification and Improvement Commission, c/o Cathy Stevens
The signed nomination form should be in a pdf file and photos in a jpeg file. If you do not have a digital camera, the Commission will take a photo after receiving the application.