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2002 - Community Effort Award - City of Shawnee

Population 10,000 - 15,000 - City of Shawnee

A person would be hard-pressed to find another city in America that has woven so many cooperative beautification efforts in recent years as successfully as Shawnee. The work of government agencies, civic groups, the business community, school children and individual volunteers have enhanced a wide array of projects pleasing to both residents and those just passing by.

New tree planting sites dot the Shawnee area, adding hundreds of trees to parks, boulevards and highways. Its “Adopt a Plot” program already has greatly brightened the appearance of the downtown sector in just the first of its three planned phases. Statues have been added to parks; arterial streets are increasingly litter free; and even poorly maintained business signage has come under scrutiny.

This level of community activism for a wide variety of beautification projects is rarely seen in a city this size, but it’s certainly deserving of recognition because THE CITY OF SHAWNEE IS GOOD NEWS FOR BROAD-BASED URBAN BEAUTIFICATION RESULTS IN OKLAHOMA!