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Committee working to beautify Fernie

A select committee formed by the City is working towards a more beautiful Fernie.

The Beautification Committee is a select committee and will advise Fernie Mayor and council on how to best enhance the community’s visual aesthetic and instill community pride.

Made of up community volunteers and council representatives, with assistance from City staff resources, the committee will focus on making recommendations to council regarding beautification initiatives for public spaces, commercial, and residential areas within Fernie. They will be tasked with helping the City with installations and displays of seasonal lighting, decorations, banners, and flowers for festive occasions, in an effort to promote cultural events and tourism.

The Beautification Committee is currently communicating with highway business owners to encourage them to participate through decorative winter lighting. The committee has also been involved with other community projects like the patio policy initiative, signage strategy, and Fernie In Bloom. The group is also working towards a thorough assessment of all of Fernie’s parks, downtown and highway areas to standardize and beautify the city’s amenities.

The committee is on the lookout for new members, and is always interested in ideas from Fernie residents. Anyone interested in becoming a member or giving feedback can contact City Hall at 250-423-6817.

 

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