A group of Black Mountain residents initiated the Black Mountain Beautification Committee in 2000 with the goal of improving the aesthetics of our community. As a non-profit organization, we exist solely by the support of community volunteers, private donations and the Town of Black Mountain of North Carolina.
The people of Black Mountain possess a cherished tradition of honoring the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, all the while seeking to reflect that beauty on the streets and in the lives of its citizens.
The Beautification Committee strives to maintain and nurture the town gardens, green areas and also to establish more natural gardens in designated open areas. The Committee works with town groups to realize this vision of Black Mountain as a hospitable and scenic mountain community.
Volunteers are the backbone of the beautification committee. They contribute their time, skills, spirit, and energy to every part of our organization. Without our volunteers are ideas would not take root. Some of our members have degrees in horticulture; many are Master Gardeners and leaders from all walks of life who bring skills of excellence to everything they do. Our volunteer membership has grown substantially this past year, but we are always looking for new members who will share their talents with our organization.
Libba Fairleigh, Co-chair
Lyndall Noyes-Brownell, Co-chair
Joyce Ackerman, Secretary
Susan Amato, Treasurer
Jackie Drummond, Assistant Treasurer
Kate Ramsey, Garden Site Coordinator
Number of Volunteers: 49
2015 Volunteer Hours: Approximately 4,342 hours, with an in-kind service donation of $31,479.50
Mission: Dedicated to improving the aesthetics of Black Mountain, NC.