Beautification Committee

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon, Parks Department, 1546 Highway 40 Bypass (April is Arbor Day Celebration instead of meeting)

It is the duty, responsibility and charge of the Beautification Committee to study, investigate, develop and recommend those programs and activities which will enhance the beautification of Hays, Kansas. Those programs include:

A) a comprehensive program for the care, planting and removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in and along parks, streets, alleys, publicly owned land or other property within the City;

B) a program addressing the various entrances into the City and actions needed to beautify said areas;

C) a program promoting both residential and commercial area beautification;

It also considers, investigates, reports and recommends any other matter affecting the overall beautification needs of the City of Hays.


Hays Beautification Committee members serve 3-year terms with 9 members representing the:

  • Arts Council  
  • Citizens at Large
  • Downtown and Commercial Areas
  • Environmental Groups 
  • Groups Promoting Trees and Shrubbery

The Parks Director, City Horticulturist, and Area Forester serve as Ex Officio members.


  • Emily Buller           Expires August 1, 2019 (1st term) - unexpired
  • Angie Cook
    Expires August 1, 2020 (1st term)
  • Judy Dawson
    Expires August 1, 2021 (3rd term)
  • Andrew Doan
    Expires August 1, 2019 (1st term)
  • Margie Hammerschmidt
    Expires August 1, 2019 (3rd term-nonconsecutive) - unexpired
  • (Open Position)
    Expires August 1, 2019 
  • Linda Stahlman
    Expires August 1, 2020 (3rd term)
  • Jim Strine
    Expires August 1, 2021 (3rd term)
  • (Open Position)       Expires August 1, 2021
  • Jeff Boyle, Parks Director                  
    Ex Officio Member
  • Jami Seirer, NW District Forester    
    Ex Officio Member
  • Holly Dickman, Water Conservation Specialist
    Ex Officio Member

Adopt A Spot Program

Group of people cleaning up outside - Adopt-A-Spot Program