About Us

Beautification Unit Overview

The Beautification Unit is an active community and environmental steward tasked with protecting, enhancing, and maintaining the county’s streets, rights of way, roadways, intersections, and county-owned properties. With 70+ employees within the Clean Communities, Roadside Enhancement, and Stormwater Management operations, the Beautification Unit works with contracted vendors to execute year-round community stewardship efforts. Through continuous beautification initiatives, roadside enhancement activities, public education and resident engagement and empowerment, the Beautification Unit also works collaboratively with community groups, civic associations, individuals, and county departments to advance the county’s strategic priority aimed at developing and maintaining viable, sustainable neighborhoods, and aesthetically pleasing communities.

Mission Statement

To promote clean, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing DeKalb communities through environmental stewardship, community partnerships, and resident education, empowerment and engagement.

Programs and Services

The Beautification Unit offers a comprehensive program that facilitates group and individual participation in improving DeKalb communities. These initiatives have an immediate, meaningful and positive impact on how DeKalb neighborhoods and communities are perceived, and a sustainable effect and impact on the quality of life for DeKalb residents. Adopt-a-Program, community cleanups, beautification projects, the litter abatement program, illegal dumping remediation and roadside enhancement activities are all instrumental in advancing the Beautification Unit's goals.