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2000 - Oustanding Achievement Award - Oklahoma City Beautification Coalition

Left to Right: Mike Randall, Terry Taylor, Dean Schift & Joann Pearce with KOB presenters Brian Griffin (OK Secretary of the Environment) and Jeannifer Robbins of the KOB Board
The Oklahoma City Beautification Coalition is a unique partnership, bringing together civic and non-profit organizations, city government, and chambers of commerce to impact community appearance in the Oklahoma City metro area. The Coalition tackled the Airport as one of their first projects. They enlisted the help of Landscape Architects to create a beautification plan for the corridor between the airport terminal and Airport Road, often the place where visitors get their first impression of the state’s capitol city. Airport officials are now in the process of the finalizing and implementing those plans.

The Coalition has enacted neighborhood campaigns to clean up signs along city streets and to enforce code violations which affect community appearance. Plus, they have expanded their vision to include beautification of more than 100 miles of interstate highways in the metropolitan area; the most ambitious highway beautification plan anywhere in the country. THE OKLAHOMA CITY BEAUTIFICATION COALITION IS SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OKLAHOMA COMMUNITIES AND THAT’S DEFINITELY GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!