It's only fitting that the Victoria Beautification Director would carry such a nice big smile! You probably recognize Christy Youker if you live or work in the city of Victoria.

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If you are a business owner who takes pride in the appearance of your building and surroundings then maybe Christy has already shown you the appreciation of the city! There will be quite a bit of this coming up in the weeks

The City of Victoria sent us a press release today to help make business owners aware of a new award that will be showing up in front of businesses that go the extra mile to keep their properties neat and tidy. Any resident of the city will be free to nominate a business for the Beautification Award which will be issued on a monthly basis.

Youker said, “Commercial beautification is not only good for business; it’s good for Victoria as a whole. We want to encourage businesses to help keep Victoria beautiful, and residents can help us by nominating businesses that deserve to be recognized."

The sign in the photo above will be very similar to the one that will be used to recognize the upcoming winners. A nice 'tip of the cap' to be able to catch the eye of Victorian's who pass by. Make sure you take a photo with it if you are selected as the sign will then travel off to the next month's winner once they are selected. Maybe you can find a way to make a duplicate?

There is a link on the city's website available to submit nominations. You can find that link here. Just look for the "Beautification Award".

The Keep Victoria Beautiful Board will see to the task of selecting the winner from each month's nominees. The winner will also be celebrated and recognized at City Council Meetings.

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