JCB BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda Westcott Johnson - Founder and President
Cleve Gaddis - Founder, Vice President and Treasurer
Denise Dorage Wagner
PAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Jay Bockisch - Founder
Wendy Butler - Founder
Lindsay Kieselbach Ritter
Johns Creek Beautification was formed for the specific purpose of providing landscaping enhancement or preservation, architectural installations and public works of art in common areas and medians, and adding to both visual and physical comfort while sustaining property values for the residents and businesses within the City of Johns Creek.
Median and Right-of-Way Beautification
The small beginnings of JCB were in motion prior to the official creation of the City by way of the Medlock Bridge Beautification Project on SR 141, which was completed under the stewardship of the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA). Community and state leaders worked together with the JCCA to formalize plans, secure and facilitate $100K in Fulton County Tree Fund grants plus local business donations to ensure the successful installation of Phase I.
Public Works Of Art
JCB has worked with the City of Johns Creek to create a Public Arts Master Plan, which enables the community to create public arts projects that support and advance the vision, design and community development goals of the City and its various departments. JCB seeks to commission works from local and regional artists that will be installed as inspirational public art to encourage and restore a sense of discovery, vitality and identity in our City, while becoming a visual record of the growth of the community and its artistic development.
Land Enhancement & Park Preservation
Using the City of Johns Creek's zoning and planning approval process, JCB can encourage and promote the involvement of City planners, private developers, community and neighborhood groups, business associations and citizens to engage in enhancement and preservation common areas and public lands. This will assist in the development of sustainable initiatives, including land enhancement for public use, thereby shaping programs for the public good and securing public/private ownership.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS EVENT?
May 4, 2019
Saturday, 9:00am until 4:00pm
Johns Creek Beautification is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour! This year's collection of seven amazing home gardens will emphasize unusual and themed plant combinations and hardscapes. It will feature a pool deck surrounded by mature hardy tropicals, a Japanese inspired koi pond and Buddha meditation area, a magnificent expansive moss lawn surrounded by azaleas and hydrangeas, a unique outdoor stacked stone fireplace, an artistically arranged raised bed configuration, and a backyard with a series of stone pathways that will take you on a journey through a unique collection of shade and sun perennials, conifers, many native trees and shrubs.
Partnering with Johns Creek Beautification for the first time this year, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve will be a premiere tour stop. This unique Johns Creek owned property includes miles of woodland trails, historic buildings, butterfly garden, animal exhibits, and more.
We look forward to once again highlighting wonderful musicians and artists for our visitors enjoyment and will have master gardeners present to answer your plant related questions. Educational presentations will be occurring throughout the day at the Nature Preserve. While you are there, consider enjoying lunch or taking advantage of the plant sale! All tour stops are conveniently located along the Old Alabama Road corridor, which should make it very easy for a relaxed visit to enjoy each unique property.
All proceeds from this event support the work of Johns Creek Beautification and will be specifically earmarked toward the purchase of major public art sculptures for the city, landscape beautification projects throughout Johns Creek, and to benefit a massive Citywide daffodil planting effort to raise awareness of cancer survivorship through their partnership with CanCare.
We hope to see you there!
ABOUT JOHNS CREEK BEAUTIFICATION
The term "raising awareness" has entered into our everyday language. We are constantly being made aware of environmental issues, our habits and our vulnerabilities. While there are numerous worthy causes, our cause is simple: to drive to a beautiful, clean community that exudes pride and purpose... to a place we call home.
Johns Creek Beautification is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been formed to enhance and preserve the natural beauty in our common areas and public spaces through landscape installations, environmental preservation and public works of art.
The beginnings of JCB took root prior to the creation of the city of Johns Creek with the Medlock Bridge Beautification Project on SR 141, which was executed under the stewardship of the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA). Community and state leaders worked together with the JCCA to formalize plans and to secure and facilitate $100,000 in grants from the Fulton County Tree Fund, along with donations from local businesses, to ensure the successful installation of Phase I.
Today, the JCB continues that tradition. We work closely with the City of Johns Creek to help secure grants for landscaping and beautification projects. In fact, JCB donations of $15,000 helped the city obtain more than $130,000 in grants to fund landscaping at Jones Bridge and Abbots Bridge and at States Bridge Road, Kimball Bridge as well as landscaping for the planned Kimball Bridge Multi-Use Trail project.
Help us continue this return on investment.
We believe that beauty, in its many forms, calms or ignites the soul. Our goal is to raise awareness in a different way…..to initiate projects and to be involved in establishing and maintaining a standard of living that contributes to the visual and physical comfort of the citizens and businesses of Johns Creek.