The Beautification Committee was established in 1993 by volunteers who were willing to give their time, energy and talent for the primary purpose of promoting and establishing programs that enhance, restore and beautify the Town of Corte Madera.
The Committees volunteer efforts initiated many of the popular enhancements to public property that now characterize Corte Madera’s townscape--the colorful hanging flower baskets, the vibrantly planted medians, the ‘pocket landscapes’ at intersections, handsome signs at the entrance to neighborhoods, the street tree planting program, and much more.
To help support such projects, the Beautification Committee asked the Corte Madera Community Foundation to serve as its fiscal sponsor, which makes donations tax-deductible to donors because the Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, charitable organization that has 501(c) 3 status with the IRS. Since the Foundation’s mission is to promote events, facilities, programs, and services that build community spirit and enhance Corte Madera’s small-town character, the work of the Beautification Committee contributes significantly to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission.
The Beautification Committee’s efforts have won applause from local residents and many others in neighboring communities. Much of the credit belongs to the Corte Madera Public Works Department, which has added colorful landscaping to public property at major intersections and does outstanding work to make sure all of Corte Madera’s street-side planting continues to thrive and look beautiful all year long.