In 1962, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce organized a beautification committee. This group expanded to become the Mayor's Committee for City Beautification, appointed and organized by Mayor James H. Norick with the assistance of the Chamber. A new organization was formed to meet the committee's goals, and on March 26, 1971 was incorporated as Oklahoma City Beautiful Inc. as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to the beautification of Oklahoma City.
OKC Beautiful receives no city, state or federal funding. We rely on the generosity of private residents and organizations to complete our beautification projects and educational programs to fulfill our mission to improve the image and appearance of Oklahoma City.
Beyond improving the aesthetic appeal of Oklahoma City, OKC Beautiful positively impacts economic development, business success, visitors’ impressions and residents’ quality of life. Landscaping and litter removal develop pride and ownership among our residents and encourage them to keep those spaces maintained. Nearby businesses and homeowners are inspired to improve their spaces, too, magnifying the impact of each project.
We take our mission a step further by educating Oklahoma City residents of all ages about the long-term effects and sustainability of our beautification efforts, ensuring the continued improvement of our city for future generations.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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