2017 Beautification Awards Ceremony

June 24, 2017

This week, Board Member and Chair Maureen McCoy hosted the 2nd Annual Beautification Awards Ceremony at the Sausalito Firestation.  These awards honor local businesses and property owners who have improved the aesthetics of Sausalito’s public spaces.

This year’s panel of judges consisted of Maureen McCoy, Mary Austin, Joe Burns, Daniel Merriam, Ive Haugeland, and Bob Gould. The panel reviewed fourteen nominees according to criteria such as sustainability, aesthetic appeal, the use of regionally appropriate plants, and water-conserving irrigation.

The judges selected the following winners for 2017:

Sherrie Faber & First California Realty

Isabel Allende’s property on Caledonia Street

Michael Lappert & Fish and Chips

Tom Wilhite of Green Man Garden Design and Consulting won this year’s “Little Willow” award for his extraordinary beautification efforts.

Sausalito Beautiful also added a new category this year for best “Secret Garden.” The contest ended in a draw. The two winners are the tiered gardens of the Sausalito Gourmet Deli and the rooftop garden and hanging planters at the Casa Madrona Hotel.

2017 Winners (photo credit: Gary Ferber)

Left to right: 2017 Beautification Awards Winners Sarah Hillesheim representing Isabel Allende, Carmen Cruz of Casa Madrona, Tom Wilhite of Green Man Garden Design and Consulting, Sherrie Faber of First California Realty, Frank Hontalas of Sausalito Gourmet Deli (photo credit: Gary Ferber)

For more images from the event, check out the album posted on our Facebook page here