Spring Beautification Awards

The City of Artesia holds an annual Beautification Awards Program created to recognize residents and business owners for outstanding maintenance of their property. With the support of the Beautification and Maintenance Commission, who promotes the City’s efforts to maintain Artesia as an attractive city, awards are presented to community members who help beautify City neighborhoods.  Residents and business owners can self-nominate or nominate a neighbor.  Nominated properties must be in compliance with the City’s building codes.

The Beautification and Maintenance Commission judges and selects the award recipients based on the category criteria.  All award recipients are invited to a City Council meeting to be recognized. Residents receive a lawn sign to display on their property, and businesses receive a lawn sign or window decal (if property can’t accommodate a lawn sign). 

The Beautification Awards Program categories include:

Residential Entries
Landscape Beautification Award: This award will recognize homes that exhibit exceptional pride of ownership through well-maintained and exceptional landscaping of their property.  This includes an attractive landscaping design of the front yard and parkway, a clean and well-maintained exterior, and overall good curb appeal.

Sustainable Landscape Beautification Award: This award will recognize homes that exhibit exceptional pride of ownership through the use of water conservation practices as part of their landscaping design. This includes the use of drought-tolerant or native plants, water-friendly irrigation systems, and energy-efficient or solar lighting.

Business Entries 
Storefront Beautification Award: This award will recognize businesses that contribute to the overall beautification of the community by demonstrating exceptional pride of ownership through the outstanding maintenance of their property. This includes an attractive façade, storefront, a clean and well-maintained exterior, and an attractive landscaping design.

Sustainable Landscape Beautification Award: This award will recognize businesses that contribute to the overall beautification of the community by demonstrating exceptional pride of ownership through the use of water conservation practices as part of their landscaping design. This includes the use of drought-tolerant or native plants, water-friendly irrigation systems, and energy-efficient or solar lighting.

The 2023 Spring Beautification Award nomination period will announced early next year.