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Beautification Commission

To strive to keep the city of Hamtramck clean, safe, and green for all those who live, work and visit.

From the Code of Ordinances:


The Commission shall have the following function: it shall be the duty of the Commission to study, conceive, formulate, promulgate and develop plans for the beautification of streets, highways, alleys, utility installations, parks, streams, playgrounds, yards, lots and buildings; to study, investigate and develop plans for improving the health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the city; to foster the prevention of fires, diseases and other public hazards; to encourage and recommend the placing, planting and preservation of trees, flowers, plants, shrubbery and other objects of ornamentation in the city; to collect, study and evaluate information on community improvements and to make recommendations thereon; to sponsor, plan, coordinate and carry out the annual spring Clean-Up Paint-Up Fix-Up campaign activities and to otherwise promote public interest in the general improvement of the appearance of the city; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to abridge, invade, supplant or change the powers or duties of the other commissions, departments, boards and agencies of the city.


Save the Date:

Hamtramck Earth Day Cleanup Saturday April 20th at 10am
Meet-Up Location: Hamtramck City Hall, 3401 Evaline Street
Supplies will be provided (gloves, garbage bags)

Commission Members

Gary Saganski
Julie Sailus
Glafira Gordon
*If you are interested in learning how to apply, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department or apply here.

Advisory Members

Jessi Kwek, Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies (CHDIS), Eastern Michigan University
Dean Simionescu, Arborist, Amanita Tree Service

Meeting Schedule
The meetings for 2024 are currently on hold due to vacancies on the Commission. Stay tuned for updates. The City is hoping to have the Commission up and running again by April 2024.

Additional Information

2023 Annual Report

Tree Removal Ordinance

Park Information Website (link)

Joe Louis Greenway Information (link)

2020 Master Plan (link)

2021 Parks And Recreation Plan

Hamtramck Health Atlas (link)


January 4, 2024 Agenda

January 5, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 4, 2023 Agenda  Minutes
June 1, 2023 Agenda Minutes
July 6, 2023 Minutes
August 3, 2023 Minutes
September 7, 2023 Minutes
October 5, 2023 Agenda
November 2, 2023 Cancelled (Lack of quorum)
December 7, 2023 Agenda Minutes

February 3, 2022
March 3, 2022 Agenda  Minutes
April 7, 2022
May 5, 2022 Minutes
June 2, 2022
July 7, 2022 Agenda  Minutes
August 4, 2022
September 1, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 6, 2022 Agenda Minutes
November 3, 2022 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes