Beautification Committee

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

  • Paul Berens
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Patti Bergeson
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Erik Brooks
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Ryan Greco
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Sue Hebner
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Brian Morrison
    Term Expires:   August 31, 2019
  • Rachel Haberman-Kelly, Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2020
  • Sue Block,  Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Peggy Bolhuis,  Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Angela M. Deford, Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2020
  • Holland Dvorak,  Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2019
  • Alderperson Joseph Bukowski,  Council Representative
  • Dan Ratajski
  • Kyle Vandercar
  • Vacant, Alternate member
    Term Expires:  August 31, 2020


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.)