Memphis City Beautiful Commission
The Memphis City Beautiful Commission was established by city ordinance on July 1, 1930, making it the oldest beautification commission in the nation. It is a volunteer, working and advisory board appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council to develop and carry out plans as well as promote public interest for improving the appearance of the City.
To provide leadership in educating and involving Memphians toward beautification and environmental improvement.
Focus Areas: Memphis City Beautiful works to change behaviors and improve communities by focusing on litter prevention and beautification programs, with an additional emphasis on recycling/waste reduction.
Core Value: Through public education, programs, and services, Memphis City Beautiful works to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
Meeting Information: Commission meets bi-monthly on the first Tuesday at 5:45pm.
Meeting Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library 3030 Poplar Avenue (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
SELECTION PROCESS: Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
MEMBERSHIP: 35 Member Board.
FUNCTION & AUTHORITY: The goal of Memphis City Beautiful Commission is to keep Memphis a beautiful, healthy and safe place to live. Memphis City Beautiful Commission, through public education, programs and services, works to engage individuals to take a greater responsibility for improving their community environments.
TERMS OF MEMBERS: 2 Year Staggered Terms.