Here are the 2023 Huntsville Beautification Award winners

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Check out this year’s Beautification Award winners. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

An annual tradition for nearly 50 years, September marks the time of year when Huntsville’s Beautification Award winners are announced. This year’s winners were honored at a ceremony at Oakwood University’s Community Health Action Center.

Here’s more about this year’s winners:

2023 Beautification Award winners

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Mayor Tommy Battle joined this year’s Beautification Award winners at the ceremony. (City of Huntsville)

The annual awards ceremony honors area businesses and individuals that demonstrate originality, design and high quality with their properties. This year, the Beautification Board received nearly 450 applications. 

“We’re blessed to live in a community filled with residents ready to continue the mission of the Beautification Board. Each award today represents just one piece of the puzzle that makes Huntsville a clean, attractive place to live, work and play.” 

Mayor Tommy Battle

Special awards were presented to the following:  

  • Mayor’s Award: Lincoln Mill 
  • District 1: First Missionary Baptist Church 
  • District 2: Fleming Farms Senior Living 
  • District 3: Redstone Federal Credit Union (Weatherly Road location) 
  • District 4: First United Methodist Church 
  • District 5: Oakwood Farmers Market 
  • Beautification Special Recognition: Bernice Burnet 
  • Green Team Special Recognition: Polaris

How the winners were chosen

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Hundreds of entries were received for this year’s Beautification Awards. (City of Huntsville)

With more than 400 entries received for the awards this year, judges had quite a task ahead of them.

Everything from the curb were on first impressions, originality, distinction, design, quality of plants (trees, shrubs, flowers, ground cover, grass), maintenance, hardscape design and litter control.

“We’re proud to partner with the Huntsville Beautification Board to further our mission of keeping Huntsville beautiful and clean for generations to come.”

Niki Sothers, City of Huntsville’s Manager of Landscape Management 

Click here to view the event program and full list of winners. 

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