Civic Beautification Board

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Paducah Civic Beautification Board (CBB) is to create a more pleasing environment within our community through the instigation, association, cooperation, and coordination of individuals, organizations, businesses, and government on local, state, and national levels.  It is our civic duty to act in an advisory capacity to the City, to enhance the visual beauty and preserve the historical values of the community, and to promote environmental stewardship. 


In September 1959, seven local groups organized themselves into a Community Council of Garden Clubs.  The overall purpose of the new council was to unify the efforts of the various clubs toward beautifying Paducah and McCracken County. In May 1960, the Council became affiliated with the Sears-Roebuck and Company HANDS program (Home and Neighborhood Development Sponsors).  Through this program, funds were made available to garden clubs in promoting a campaign of beautification, preservation, and rehabilitation of urban areas.  The Board of Commissioners of the City of Paducah, recognizing the success of the programs initiated and executed by our Board, adopted on July 5, 1960 an ordinance making the Board an Advisory Board to the City.  More CBB History 

Membership, Meetings, and Donations

The Civic Beautification Board meets the second Monday of each month at noon in City Hall.  The meetings are open to the public.  Prospective Board members are proposed by application for membership by an existing member of the CBB.  Board members are approved by the Paducah City Commission.  For more information, click Current Members and Past Chairs.

To donate to the Civic Beautification Board in honor or in memory of a loved one, send your donation to

Paducah Civic Beautification Board
300 South 5th Street, P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, Kentucky  42002-2267

Civic Beautification Board Initiatives


The Paducah Civic Beautification Board, in conjunction with the City of Paducah, manages the Adopt-A-Spot program.  The program encourages, individuals, organizations, and businesses to improve the environment and appearance of our community by adopting a small public area in the City.  Adopt-A-Spot sites range from large areas in the city that would be ideal for groups to sponsor or small plantings on public property and right-of-ways. 

Adopt-A-Spot Guidelines 
Adopt-A-Spot Agreement

Annual Business Award

The CBB presents an award to the business(es) that renovated or improved their landscaping.  Recent Annual Business Award Recipients

Dogwood Trail Celebration

The first lighted Dogwood Trail was held two weekends in April 1964 along two blocks of Sycamore Drive.  Today, the trail is a driving tour several miles long with celebrations and contests.  Learn More about Dogwood Trail Celebration

House of the Month

Each month the CBB selects a Paducah residence for its House of the Month award.  More about House of the Month


Landscape and Trees Resources

McCracken County Cooperative Extension Office

Tree Advisory Board

Garden Clubs

There are nearly two dozens garden clubs that work to make Paducah beautiful.  Many of the Civic Beautification Board members are members of local garden clubs.    

All Thumbs Garden Club
Dirty Hands Garden Club
El Arbor Garden Club
Fleur De Lis Garden Club
Four Seasons Garden Club
Garden Clubs of Noble Park
Graceful Gardeners 
La Petit Fleur
Little Garden Club
Lotus Pond Society
Open Gate Garden Club
Paducah Garden Club
Paducah Orchid Society
Perennial Garden Club
Prestwick Garden Club 
Purchase Area Master Gardeners
The Potting Shed