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.
Johns Creek Beautification, Inc.
We believe that beauty, in its many forms, calms or ignites the soul.
Our cause is simple – a beautiful, clean community that exudes pride and purpose...
a place we call home.
Johns Creek Beautification (JCB), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2007 for the specific purpose of enhancing and preserving the natural beauty in our common areas and public spaces through landscape installations, environmental preservation, and public works of art. Our goal is 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.
Secret Garden Tour - Johns Creek Beautification launched its wildly successful city-wide garden tour in 2018. The Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour, was a well-attended, multi-generational, culturally diverse outdoor community event. Tour patrons enjoyed walking through exquisite personal properties. In 2019, JCB partnered with Autrey Mill Nature Preserve (AMNP) for its second annual Garden Tour. For more information about the Secret Garden Tour of 2021 click here.
Daffodils4Hope - Daffodils4Hope was launched in 2019, in partnership with CanCare Atlanta, to support cancer survivors. Large beds of daffodils were planted at several locations in the city including the Veterans Memorial at Newtown Park. The goal is to find and plant daffodils at additional locations over the next few years, as a way to raise awareness of the specific needs of cancer survivors and to beautify our city.
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." – Aristotle
Art Spot - In 2015, Johns Creek Beautification created Art Spot, the public art subcommittee dedicated to the use of art in public outdoor places as a means to strengthen and enrich the identity and culture of the Johns Creek community. For more info go to http://www.artspotjcb.org
Even before Johns Creek became a city, the Johns Creek Community Association (JCCA) collaborated with community and state leaders to secure $100,000 in grants from the Fulton County Tree Fund, along with donations from local businesses, which allowed the city to secure additional, larger grants. Johns Creek Beautification was created to lead the median and right-of-way beautification efforts along the Medlock and State Bridge corridors. The organization spent its early years setting down roots with the newly formed City of Johns Creek by working closely with them on the median projects, donating tree saplings to Northview High School and local neighborhoods, paving the way for public art installations, and by navigating funding processes for future projects.