The City of Hagerstown recently initiated an award program known as "Highlight Hagerstown," aimed at encouraging residents and business owners to improve the curb appeal of their properties.
The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee, promoting the new program, asked individuals in the community to help find neighbors who deserve recognition by nominating homeowners and business owners who have beautified their residential or commercial property in various ways, ranging from landscaping to facade improvements. The committee then selected certain nominees for a Highlight Beautification Award.
"We hope that the Highlight Hagerstown Beautification Awards Program will serve not only to recognize outstanding efforts to enhance properties through landscaping and general property upgrades, but also will motivate others to beautify their properties in Hagerstown," Planning Director Kathleen A. Maher said. "In keeping with Lady Bird Johnson's campaign, 'Keep America Beautiful,' we hope to spark activism with this program that will 'Keep Hagerstown Beautiful.'"
The City of Hagerstown showed appreciation for those nominees chosen as winners at the City Council meeting Aug. 28 by presenting each with a Highlight Beautification Award.