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!
Posted on 05/01/2002
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under