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For Immediate Release: May 6, 2011

Alexandria Beautification Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2011 Alexandria Beautification Awards

The City of Alexandria’s Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2011 Alexandria Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 23.  A nomination form is available at 

Nomination forms may be returned by e-mail to or by postal mail to: Alexandria Beautification Commission, 6300 Stevenson Ave. #908, Alexandria, VA 22304
Beautification Awards are presented in four categories: Residential, Commercial, Public, and Service. Nominations are judged on the use of texture, color, plant material, neighborhood context, marked improvements, and overall appearance. Nominated properties must be visible from the public right-of-way. Award winners will be recognized at the Beautification Awards Ceremony this September.
The Alexandria Beautification Commission is a 12-member volunteer board with members nominated and approved by the City Council for two-year terms. The Commission represents residents' values in City beautification matters and coordinates projects to encourage and achieve beautification. For more information about the Awards and the Commission, call Jennifer Pugh, Chair, Alexandria Beautification Commission, at 703.919.1480 or e-mail at

For more information, contact Jennifer Harris at 703.746.3961 or e-mail

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Judy Lo, at 703.746.5490 or e-mail