In 2016, the Tompkins County Beautification Program launched a new awards program in conjunction with Tompkins County Tourism Program and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes businesses, civic associations, community partners and volunteers who have contributed to beautification efforts. Winners are chosen from nominees in four categories: Business, Civic Association, Residence, and Placemaking--and all award winners receive public recognition and a selection of items to be used in their further beautification efforts. Nominations are being accepted until October 1, 2022.
McGraw House won the 2020 award for Residence, see more photos and read about other 2020 award winners here.
The Cancer Resource center won the 2019 Community Beautification award for a non-profit organization. Read more about the other 2019 winners here.
The 2018 Community Beautification Award for Placemaking was presented to Nancy Medsker, designer of the renovation of the Danby Gathery on Route 96B in Danby.
Last updated June 13, 2022