Civic Beautification Board

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB) is to create a more pleasing environmentwithin our community through the instigation, association, cooperation, and coordination of individuals, organizations, businesses, and government on local, state, and national levels.  It is our civic duty to act in an advisory capacity to the City, to enhance the visual beauty and preserve the historical values of the community, and to promote environmental stewardship. 

History

In September 1959, seven local groups organized themselves into a Community Council of Garden Clubs.  The overall purpose of the new council was to unify the efforts of the various clubs toward beautifying Paducah and McCracken County. In May 1960, the Council became affiliated with the Sears-Roebuck and Company HANDS program (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors).  Through this program, funds were made available to garden clubs in promoting a campaign of beautification, preservation, and rehabilitation of urban areas.  The Board of Commissioners of the City of Paducah, recognizing the success of the programs initiated and executed by our Board, adopted on July 5, 1960 an ordinance making the Board an Advisory Board to the City.  More... 

Membership, Meetings, and Contacts

The Civic Beautification Board meets the second Monday of each month at noon in City Hall.  

The meetings are open to the public.  Prospective Board members are proposed by application for membership by an existing member of the CBB.  Board members are approved by the Paducah City Commission.  For more information, click Current Members and Past Chairs.  To contact the Civic Beautification Board, send a message to the , and your message will be forwarded to the CBB chairperson. 

Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the Civic Beautification Board in honor or in memory of a loved one, send your donation to

Paducah Civic Beautification Board
300 South 5th Street, P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, Kentucky  42002-2267

Civic Beautification Board Initiatives

Adopt-A-Spot     Adopt-a-spot encourages individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the environment and appearance of our community by adopting a small public area in the City.  More...
Annual Business Award Each year the CBB presents an award to the business(es) that renovated or improved their landscaping.  More...
Dogwood Trail Celebration and Contests The first lighted Dogwood Trail was held two weekends in April 1964 along two blocks of Sycamore Drive.  Today, the trail is a driving tour several miles long with celebrations and contests.  More...
Garden Clubs There are nearly two dozens garden clubs that work to make Paducah beautiful.  More about Garden Clubs...
Horticulturist To learn more about the City's policies on trees and landscaping and for tips on dealing with tree contractors, click More about Horticulturist...  
House of the Month Each month the CBB selects a Paducah residence for its House of the Month award.  More about House of the Month...
McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office The McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office on Olivet Church Road (270-554-9520) provides a variety of horticulture information. 
McCracken County Extension Master Gardeners Learn about the McCracken County Extension Master Gardeners and read the blog.   More about Master Gardeners...  
Tree Advisory Board The City of Paducah Tree Advisory Board was established in 2005.  The Board advises on matters of care, preservation, planting, removal, or replacement of trees in parks, along streets, and in public areas.  More about Tree Advisory Board... 
  Civic Beautification Board is working to erect 6 city entrance signs 4' x 8' that stand 6' tall.  Signs area lighted with landscaping.