Beautification Commission
Purpose and Composition 

The Beautification Commission is involved in various beautification projects throughout the city. The purpose of the Beautification Commission is outlined in their Articles of Organization. 

The Commission consists of not less than 9 and not more than 18 members. Members serve three year terms, and are appointed by the mayor, with the approval of City Council.  Membership shall generally be restricted to individuals residing within a five-mile radius of City Hall or those having business interests within the city of Northville. Individuals with special talents advantageous to the Commission who do not meet these requirements may be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of City Council, upon recommendation from and a two-thirds vote of the commission membership.  Such appointees shall not constitute more than 25 percent of the total commission membership.  For more information about the Beautification Commission, contact Chair Diane Pittaway at 248-328-4007.

Meeting location
Northville City Hall, 215 W. Main St.
Public invited to attend

Agendas and minutes
View Agenda and Minutes webpage
View Archived minutes  

2024 meeting dates
The Beautification Commission varies meetings from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., the 2nd Tuesday of the month. No meetings are held in January, February, September, November or December. 

March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8

Current member list
Diane Pittaway, Chair 6-30-24
Douglas Bingham 6-30-24
Suemarie Klimek
Callista Milroy
Carol Pankow
Stephen Ott
Matthew Hezemy
Krista Siefert 6-30-26
Emily Tadros
Laura Genitti
Council Liaison

Brian Turnbull
Council Liaison

Governing Documents

Beautification Commission Awards

The importance of a rain garden

Environmental groups are seeking to have homeowners manage stormwater on site rather than send it to the stormwater drains. Rain gardens should be planted as low maintenance. The plants and grasses used in a rain garden need to tolerate flooding for 48 hours and be able to survive dry conditions.
  • Plant list to use in a rain garden
BC members and friends
Members and friends of the Beautification Commission fill the planters that decorate the downtown streets.
Photo by Liz Cezat.

BC members in front of City Hall

Many members of the Beautification Commission in 2022, from left: Carol Pankow, Steve Ott, Krista Foley-Siefert, Callista Milroy, Chair Diane Pittaway, Doug Bingham, City Council Liaison Marilyn Price, and Liliana Miyahara. Photo by Liz Cezat.