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Lakewood Beautiful awards given to 67 homeowners

Lakewood Beautiful awards given to 67 homeowners

The Lakewood Beautiful Home Awards program recently marked its 36th anniversary, with city council members and over 200 people gathering at The Centre to recognize the 2019 honorees for their accomplishments in landscaping, home maintenance and water-wise irrigation. The 67 recognized homes were chosen from 280 nominated residences.

A photo gallery and Lakewood CityTV video featuring interviews with homeowners can be seen at www.lakewoodcity.org/LakewoodBeautifulWinners

In a new category introduced last year--the Jackie Rynerson “Transformation Award”--nine homeowners were honored for making significant improvements to their home’s exterior or landscaping in the past three years, and another 10 received an honorable mention. The award is named after the founder of Lakewood Beautiful who was also one of the organizers of the city’s incorporation movement in 1954 and a former city council member.

Water Wise Awards were given to 16 homeowners for using efficient irrigation and drought-tolerant landscaping while maintaining a beautiful yard and home.

“When caring, committed residents invest in and care for their homes and properties, property values for everyone get a boost and our community is a stronger, safer place,” said Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers, who presided over the award ceremony.

Recognition was also expressed to the many Lakewood Beautiful-nominated homes (and others not nominated) that display a pride of ownership and care, and help make Lakewood’s neighborhoods so appealing.

Residents can view an online map at www.lakewoodcity.org/LakewoodBeautifulMap to go look at the exterior of several of the winning homes.

“We ask that if you take a driving tour,” said Mayor Rogers, “that you please be respectful of your neighbors and enjoy the view from the sidewalk. But if an honoree happens to be outside, then be sure to let them know you’re there to enjoy their hard work and their contributions at keeping Lakewood beautiful.”