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Alexandria Beautification Commission Requests Nominations for 2019 Awards

Past Beautification Winner (Courtesy photo)

Alexandria, VA – The Alexandria Beautification Commission is seeking nominations for their 2019 Beautification Awards. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional efforts in contributing to the beautification of their communities, neighborhoods and residences through architecture, landscaping or sustainable practices.

Over the next several weeks, the Commission will canvas the city in search of properties to nominate for this year’s awards. Kathryn Chiasson, Chair of the Alexandria Beautification Commission, encourages the public to participate in the process: “We are fortunate to live in a community with engaged citizens working to make it a better place. Exciting beautification efforts are happening throughout Alexandria, and we want to know about all of them.” Christina Mazurkevich, Commissioner and real estate agent, says, “There are many notable properties in this beautiful city. Through our collaborative efforts, we can find and recognize these hidden gems.”

Past Beautification Winner (Courtesy photo)

Nominations will be accepted for the following six categories: Excellence in Architecture, Excellence in Sustainable Design, Green Practices in Beautification, Community Beautification, Residential Beautification, and Commercial Beautification. Nominees may be residents, businesses, organizations or community groups.

Nominations must be received by Monday, May 27, 2019 via an online form at

In early fall, the Alexandria Beautification Commission will host an awards ceremony where the winners will be announced and honored by Mayor Justin Wilson and City Council.






About The Alexandria Beautification Commission:

The Alexandria Beautification Commission was established to advise City Council and facilitate community efforts to improve the City of Alexandria’s architectural and landscape environments. The Commission works in collaboration with the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Its mission is to promote the beautification of the City of Alexandria through landscaping, architecture and sustainability.  The Commission sponsors the Alexandria Beautification Awards each year.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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