Black Mountain Beautification Committee

Committee Snapshot

Our Mission Statement

Committee Meetings

Our monthly committee meetings are held at Town Hall in the Board Room on the third Tuesday at 5:30 pm which are open to the public.  We follow standard public meeting rules (publication of an agenda, motions to approve, publication of minutes, etc.). 


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 at Large

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.

Lyndall Noyes-Brownell, Chair

Kate Ramsey, Co-Chair

Rhonda Reedy, Secretary

Jackie Drummond, Treasurer

Joyce Ackerman, Garden Site Coordinator

Founded:  2000

Not-for-Profit Organization

Number of Volunteers:  60+

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.