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

What is America in Bloom – St. Charles?

America in Bloom - St. Charles is a collaborative effort between the City of St. Charles, St. Charles Park District, local organizations, and volunteers with the mission of improving St. Charles through landscaping, environmental, and heritage preservation initiatives. The committee enters St. Charles in the annual America in Bloom program each year. St. Charles took home top honors in 2017, winning its population category and the Outstanding Achievement Award for Overall Impression, besting 40 communities that entered from across the nation. More at www.americainbloom.org

For more information about becoming involved with America in Bloom – St. Charles, contact Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator at 630.205.2868 or mkoenen@att.net.


Thank You from America in Bloom – St. Charles!

On July 16 and 17, two judges from the America in Bloom National Awards Program visited St. Charles to assess the community’s floral displays, urban forestry, landscaped areas, environmental initiatives and heritage preservation efforts. Results from the judging will be released at the annual American in Bloom Symposium in September.

“The judges were very impressed with St. Charles, and we enjoyed showcasing our community at the national level,” said America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee Co-Chair Diane Cullen. “Thanks to the outstanding commitment from our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers, St. Charles made a lasting impression that the judges won’t soon forget.”

We're Gearing Up to Host the 2019 America in Bloom Symposium

2019 offers another chance to showcase St. Charles to the entire America in Bloom community. “St. Charles has been chosen as the host city for the 2019 American in Bloom Symposium,” said America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee Co-Chair & Ward 5 Alderman Maureen Lewis. “300 to 400 attendees from cities around the country will gather right here in St. Charles to hear the results of the 2019 program judging. We’re excited to welcome them to our community.”

A Special Thank You

 The America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee works closely all year long with many businesses, community organizations and volunteers to prepare St. Charles for its time in the spotlight. The Committee would like to thank the dedicated efforts of our local organizations, volunteers, residents and sponsors.

 Businesses:

AHC Advisors, Event Sponsor
Aquascape, Inc.
Arcada Theatre/Club Arcada
Ball Seed
Blue Goose
Clarke
Fox Valley Volkswagen
Global Brew Tap House
Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center
The Hotel Baker
Nuova Italia Ristorante
Pizzeria Neo
Romano Mercato Italiano
Townhouse Books Café

 Organizations:

City of St. Charles
Davis Primary,  Lincoln Elementary, and Wredling Middle School
Downtown St. Charles Partnership
Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Pottawatomie Garden Club
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
St. Charles History Museum
St. Charles Park District
St. Charles Public Library
St. Charles Township
University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners


America in Bloom Judges Toured St. Charles July 16 & 17, 2018

Take a Virtual Tour of the Judging Route

St. Charles put its best face forward for the visit by two America in Bloom judges July 16 & 17. They were taken on a guided tour around St. Charles to review floral displays and landscaped areas, along with our heritage preservation, urban forestry and environmental efforts. On the sidebar to the right, you can take a virtual tour of the judging route and page through our program entry.


2018 America in Bloom - St. Charles Commitee 

Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman; Diane Cullen, resident; Barbara Campbell, resident; Frank Esposito, resident; Heather Goudreau, resident; Marcia Koenen, resident; 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, St. Charles Public Library; Chris Adesso, City of St. Charles; Lisa Garhan, City of St. Charles;  Kyle Paup, 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 dianelcullen@gmail.com or Maureen Lewis at mlewis@stcharlesil.gov or 630.584.4622. If you would like to get involved, please contact Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator at 630.205.2868 or mkoenen@att.net.

Some members of the America in Bloom Committee pose with the Mayor and City Administrator. Front Row: Tim Kirsininkas, St. Charles Public Library; Chris Adesso, City of St. Charles; Barbara Campbell, resident; Diane Cullen, resident & Committee Co-Chair; Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman & Committee Co-Chair; Pam Salomone, St. Charles Public Library. Back Row: Mayor Raymond Rogina; Pam Otto, St. Charles Park District; Michelle Cianferri, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau; Marcia Koenen, resident; Holly Cabel, St. Charles Park District; Frank Esposito, resident; John Thornhill, resident; Jenna Sawicki, Downtown St. Charles Partnership; Steve Martin, First State Bank; Christa Bormann, Heinz Brothers Green House and Garden Center; Mark Koenen, City Administrator, City of St. Charles;  Lisa Garhan, City of St. Charles.

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updated Aug 27, 2018

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: https://youtu.be/9zc7m7AusdY


Take a Virtual Tour of the 2018 Judges Route

Click here to find out more about the sites the America in Bloom judges visited July 16-18.