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America in Bloom - St. Charles: Planting Pride in Our Community

What is America in Bloom – St. Charles?

Residents, and members of local businesses and organizations have joined together to form America in Bloom - St. Charles. The group works together to improve St. Charles through landscaping, environmental, and heritage preservation projects. In the past, the group has entered St. Charles in the America in Bloom national awards program, where St. Charles took home top honors. In 2017, St. Charles won its population category and in 2018 competed and won in the Circle of Champions. Follow on Facebook 

Learn more about the America in Bloom national program at

Why is America in Bloom Important to St. Charles?

Not only does America in Bloom promote community beautification, it also encourages community involvement. And the St. Charles group really gets things done:

  • Organize the Holiday Light Recycling program that diverts tons (literally) of lights from landfills each year
  • Added new cement planters around town
  • Added recycling containers throughout the community
  • Helped install festive lights on the First Street Plaza
  • Worked with local businesses to encourage recycling and waste reduction

America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee 

Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman & Committee Co-Chair; Diane Cullen, Committee Co-Chair; Barbara Campbell, resident; Frank Esposito, resident; Heather Goudreau, resident; Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator; Nona Koivula, resident; John Thornhill, resident; Steve Martin, First State Bank; Jim Nau, Ball Seed; Christa Bormann, Heinz Brothers Green House and Garden Center; Holly Cabel, St. Charles Park District; Pam Otto, St. Charles Park District; Jenna Sawicki, Downtown St. Charles Partnership; Michelle Cianferri, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pam Salomone, St. Charles Public Library; Tim Kirsininkas, resident; Chris Adesso, City of St. Charles; Lisa Garhan, City of St. Charles;  Kamari Jordan, City of St. Charles; AJ Reineking, City of St. Charles; and Isabel Soderlind, City of St. Charles.

For more information about America in Bloom – St Charles, contact Diane Cullen at or Maureen Lewis at or 630.584.4622. 

updated Feb 22, 2021

What is America in Bloom - St. Charles?

America in Bloom celebrates many of the same values of the City of St. Charles mission:Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. This video highlights all the wonderful reasons St. Charles is part of the America in Bloom. Watch it at: