America In Bloom
The City of Madisonville and the Community Improvement Foundation are proud to announce the organizing of a local Beautification Contest called "America in Bloom". America in Bloom is based on strategies and organizational models that have been tested and used successfully by municipalities across the country. By encouraging and contributing to the beautification of the city's landscape and environment, we strengthen pride in our community and increase the standard of living for our residents, businesses, and guests. For more information on America in Bloom, please visit www.AmericaInBloom.org.
Through this program, our city will compete with other cities of similar populations and be judged in eight categories. The judges will visit and review our city on June 12 & 13 and submit to us a detailed evaluation and list of suggestions. The eight categories are: Tidiness, Environmental Awareness, Community Involvement, Heritage Preservation, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays, and Turf and Ground Cover Areas.
In addition, we also plan to have a local competition that will give recognition awards to local residents, businesses, and organizations that participate. This year, the City of Madisonville and Independence Bank are challenging citizens to get involved with America in Bloom through the 2017 Curb Appeal Challenge. Registration is FREE and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of the "Most Improved" and "Best Overall." Find out how to register HERE.
This effort will require help from the entire community. Volunteer committees are currently being formed and interested participants should contact the Community Improvement Foundation www.cifoundation.net.
America in Bloom is a national awards program that provides a framework for improving overall quality of life. It is the only program of its kind that provides on-site, one-on-one mentoring and coaching by a team of expert judges.
"It is an honor for me to serve as the Honorary Chair of the America in Bloom initiative and to introduce the community to the potential benefits of the AIB program in our great city. I invite all of our residents to learn more and to become involved in creating a beautiful place for our families and visitors." - Mayor David Jackson
What do the judges look for? Find out here.