Roots and Branches sponsors the Mayor’s Beautification Award each year that recognizes and promotes attractive residential front landscapes. There are eight winners, one from each district in the City of West Bend. Awards are based on the impact a particular landscape has on the surrounding neighborhood rather than the amount of money spent. It is intended to be a “thank you” for the efforts those have made in helping to make West Bend a more beautiful city in which to live, work and visit. The Mayor’s Beautification Award Reception will take place on October 15th in the atrium in City Hall, followed by the Mayor’s presentations at the city council meeting. Roots and Branches mission is to improve the environment of the city of West Bend through improving the landscapes. We provide a clean-up campaign in the spring, seminars and other educational programs, Adopt-a-plot gardens around town and downtown, Garden Tour and so much more. In addition to the Mayor’s Beautification Awards, we also sponsor the Business Beautification Award. Roots and Branches is a non-profit organization and receives no tax dollars.

Roots and Branches announces the 2018 Mayor’s Beautification winners, one for each of the eight districts in West Bend. Judges have selected them all at one time this year and you are invited to take a drive and see the front landscapes of our 2018 winners. *Special thanks to Nick Dettmann and Washington County Daily News for the special article this Saturday-August 4th! Thank you to Linnea Koenigs for photographing this year's winners and of course all of our wonderful volunteer judges!! (Photos in order as listed)

District #1: Joe & Mary Billmann 812 Meadowbrook

District #2: Donald & Bonnie Gruber 953 Pine Dr

District #3: Bruce & Kathryn Gilmeister 824 Schloemer

District #4: Bill & Mary Beilfuss 1708 Sylvan Way

District #5: Gary & Jane Seymour 636 James Ct

District #6 :Cherie and John von Kanel 2020 Hemlock St

District #7-John & Sandy Czuppa 1509 Patricia Dr

District #8-John & Ginny Theisen 718 Marshal Court


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