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Pride and Beautification Commission


Date Appointed

Date Reappointed

Term Expires

Mary Ann Narenkivicus (Chair) 12/16/2002 01/01/2018
Steve Hawes 01/26/2007 01/01/2018 12/31/2020
John Wade 09/14/2015 01/01/2018  12/31/2020
Ben Reed 06/25/2018   12/31/2019
Barb Barlow 05/14/2007 01/01/2019 12/31/2021
Cynthia Cole
04/24/2014  04/10/2017 12/31/2019
Sandra Porter 9/24/2018
Michele Catlin
Ester Ann O'Connor 04/27/2009 01/01/2019 12/31/2021
Mandy Roberts-Amo 01/28/2019
Kathryn Rhinebold 03/10/2014  04/10/2017    12/31/2019 

The Commission was created by resolution of City Council on April 10, 2000, to consist of seven members.  On March 10, 2003, the City Council expanded the Commission to nine members.  On February 13, 2014, membership was increased to eleven members.


Chapter 58 - Pride and Beautification Commission [added February 13, 2014]

§ 58-1. Creation; membership. 

  1. There is hereby created a Pride and Beautification Commission for the City of Ogdensburg.  
  2. It shall consist of eleven (11) formal members, called “Commissioners”, who shall be appointed by the Mayor for terms of three (3) years, except that, of those first appointed, two (2) shall serve for one (1) year, two (2) for two (2) years and three (3) for three (3) years.  In addition and at the time of appointment, one (1) of the members shall be designated as Chairman by a majority vote of the appointed Commissioners.  The term of the Chairman shall be for two (2) years.  Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.  
  3. In addition to the formal members, any resident of the City of Ogdensburg, or other interested person, is encouraged to attend Commission meetings and to participate in Commission activities and discussions.

§ 58-2. Purposes.

The Commission is created for the following purposes:

  1. To encourage beautification of the City of Ogdensburg. 
  2. To work with businesses and residents to encourage new plantings, beautification projects and to engender civic pride. 
  3. To organize work groups and to encourage contributions to be used to improve the aesthetic quality of the City.  All such contributions are to be paid to the City and shall be restricted for beautification projects approved by the City Council. 
  4. To encourage the beautification of buildings and structures and the preservation of historic structures. 
  5. To advise the City Council on all matters involving beautification of the City and to make recommendations to the City Council for making public property, streets and ways more attractive and aesthetically pleasing.
  6. To exercise such other and further powers as may, from time to time, be delegated to it by law or resolution of the City Council.

§ 58-3. Expenditures; quorum.

  1. The City Council may, based on the recommendations of the Commission, budget and expend moneys for beautification projects on the public property of the City. 
  2. At least six (6) of the appointed members must be present to constitute a quorum; adoption of any resolution or action shall be by majority of all appointed members.


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