Beautification Commission

Beautification Commission

The Northville Township “Beautification Commission” was established by Resolution on December 9, 1982. The purpose of the Commission is to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Township of Northville through public education and informational programs. The volunteers on the Commission do this through recognition of outstanding beautification efforts of private and public facilities and businesses, the coordination of plantings in public spaces, and programs that encourage the conservation of the environment, tree planting, anti-littering campaigns and the implementation of green initiatives.

Membership in the Beautification Commission consists of a minimum of seven and up to 18 members appointed by the Township Supervisor, with approval of the Board of Trustees. Meetings are held once monthly (no meeting in December, January, or February). Currently, there are several vacancies on the Beautification Commission and interested individuals are encouraged to apply. (Click here for appointment application)

Current Beautification Commission Members:
Scott Frush (Board Liaison)
James T. Morche' (Co-Chair)
Lynne Mosteller (Co-Chair)
Lora Cash
Sally Hayes
Sue Hillebrand
Dotti Mack
Julie Mantay
Julianne Mundy
Sharon Smith

Regular Meeting Schedule for 2020

1pm at Township Hall unless otherwise noted
March 3
April 7
June 9 (Virtual)
July 7 (Virtual) Remote Meeting
August 11 (Virtual) Remote Meeting
September 1
October 6
November 5

Beautification Awards – Every summer, the Commission scours the township for the commercial businesses that go above and beyond in beautifying their facilities by planting flowers and enhancing the landscape. In the fall, the Township and the City jointly host an “Awards Luncheon” to recognize those businesses and thank them for their contribution to beautification efforts.

Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners

Achieving Health Chiropractic
AISIN World Corp. of America (Corporate Pride Award)
Alpine Dry Cleaner 2019 Beautification Award
Cantoro Italian Market
Cedarbrook of Northville
Community Choice Credit Union
Deadwood Bar & Grill (Best in Township Award)
George’s Senate Restaurant
Gerald’s Salon
Granite City
Haggerty Dental
Hidden Spring Veterinary Clinic
L.J. Griffin Funeral Home
Meadowbrook Country Club (lifetime award)
Northville Township Hall
Oakmont Northville
Patio Plus 
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern (5 & Sheldon)
Sunrise of Northville

Sale of Commemorative Engraved Brick Pavers

Celebrate milestones such as births, anniversaries, honors, memorials, and special events with an engraved brick paver. Perfect as a lasting tribute anytime and they make unique holiday gifts. The engraved pavers will be installed permanently in the patio of the “Friendship Garden” in front of Township Hall.

For more information view the Brick Paver Order Form.

30th Annual Beautification Awards - July 2019

Dear Northville Township Community Member:

The Beautification Commission of the Charter Township of Northville wishes to notify you of the upcoming judging for the 30th Annual Beautification Awards. The judging will occur during the month of July 2019. If you wish to submit your own photos, please do so at – deadline to submit is July 12th.

Every year, the Beautification Commission members encourage local businesses to go above and beyond the required landscape ordinances of Northville Township. We encourage you to enhance your place of business by planting extra flowers, adding window boxes and flowerpots, as an example. The judging takes into consideration all of the landscaping, the addition of flowers, overall cleanliness of the property, windows and general appearance. Please refer to the Judging Criteria List for guidance.

For the businesses lacking any ground area to plant flowers, container gardens or planters are considered and included in the judging.

The awards will be presented at a Luncheon to be held in the fall at the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Northville. The winners will be notified by an “invitation” letter delivered by Beautification members, or via U.S. mail.

The Township will award a “Best In Township Beautification Award” to one business that the Commission feels has gone above and beyond in creating a stunning landscape. The Township is very appreciative of all efforts to make the community beautiful.

We look forward to recognizing the 2019 Beautification Award Recipients in the fall.


Charter Township of Northville
Northville Township Beautification Commission

Jim Morche’ & Lynne Mosteller


The Commission is active and busy and the following are highlights of the programs and initiatives the Commission oversees:


Friendship Garden

Friendship Garden – Located at the corner of Six Mile and Sheldon Roads, in front of township hall. Originally planned as a “Hosta” garden, it continues to grow and develop. There is a pathway leading to a park bench for residents to stop and enjoy the garden.  

Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway – Depending upon the weather, usually in April or early May in even years, the Commission partners with the City of Northville’s Beautification Commission to host the “Seedling Giveaway”. The Commission provides free quality seedlings to residents in the Northville Public School District. The date frequently coincides with “Earth Day” or Arbor Day.

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Document Shredding – As a result of the success of the program, and citizen interest in securely disposing of documents, the Commission offers on-site document shredding. The next Shred-It event is scheduled for September 21, 2019 at Township Hall.

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The Commission is in need of members who wish to volunteer to help continue the long tradition of keeping our community one of the top places to live, work, and play in Southeastern Michigan.

If you are interested and have one or two extra hours a month, please consider joining the Beautification Commission. If you have any questions or would like additional information, feel free to contact Marjorie Banner (Board Liaison) at 248-662-0491 or email: