The Lee's Summit Beautification Commission

The Lee's Summit Beautification Commission is a volunteer organization within the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department. The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the overall appearance, environmental awareness and livability of Lee's Summit.

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Congrats to our 2015 Landscape Winners!

The Beautification Commission would like to thank all the entries in the 14th Annual Lee’s Summit Landscape Contest.  Commission members judged the entries on June 20-21 and were impressed all the efforts to beautify property, neighborhoods, and City of Lee’s Summit!

The commission recognized each participant who submitted an entry and presented awards to the place winners in each category at the Lee’s Summit City Council Meeting on September 3. The participants then took part in a reception following the presentation. The 2015 Landscape Contest results are listed below, pictured are the first place winners.

Front & Back Garden
First Place (pictured) – Paul & Linda Elkins. 2412 SW Springwater Dr.
Second Place – Doug Proffitt. 2508 SW Winterview Ridge
Third Place – Randy Naylor. 984 NW High Point Dr.
Third Place – Jerry & Kay Gray. 501 SE Brentwood
Award of Merit – Mark Socha. 300 SE Alexandria
Patio, Deck, or Container Garden
First Place (pictured) – Lynn Canning. 972 NW High Point Dr.
Second Place – Darlene Barnard. 912 High Point Dr.
Third Place –  Lanny Lea. 308 Richardson Pl.
Subdivision Entrance
First Place (pictured) – Lakewood, NE Lakewood Blvd.
Second Place – Raintree Lake, Cole Younger & Raintree Drive
Third Place – Bent Tree Bluffs, Chipman Rd & Highpoint Dr.
Water Garden
First Place (pictured) – Linda Cline. 804 NE Orchard Dr
Second Place – Kaye Morris . 233 SE Windsboro Ct.
Third Place – Leigh Ann Schluter. 2724 SW Arthur Dr.
Award of Merit – Jennifer Bradshaw. 2406 SE 6th Terr
Back Garden
First Place (pictured) – Don & Sue Forbes, 968 NW Highpoint Dr.
Second Place – Debbie Bitner. 612 SW Merritt St.
Third Place – Connie Smith. 804 NE Carousel Ln.
Front Garden
First Place (pictured) – Sandy Patterson. 1005 SE 4th St
Second Place – Rich Thurber. 720 SE 33rd St.
Third Place – Wayne Busse, 2604 SW Wintercreek Dr.
Third Place – Karen & Chuck Marchand, 306 NW Rockhill Cir.
Award of Merit – Robert & Carla Gibson, 1249 SW Summit Crossing Dr.
Before & After
First Place (pictured) – Ileasha Matthews. Northeast Northgate a Lakewood Golf Course
Second Place – Megan Ingold. 1031 NE Hunters Ridge
Third Place – Connie Savysky. 2704 NW Bent Tree Cir.

Get Involved!


A beautification program sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission. A “Spot” can be your neighborhood, schoolyard, a vacant lot, a traffic circle or any Spot that you are interested in beautifying. Anyone is invited to Adopt-A-Spot including individuals, families, youth groups, faith communities, school clubs, and businesses, to name a few.

For more information on how to get involved, contact us!

Contacts & Links

Gateway Master Plan

Gateway Master Planning Task Force was formed in 2007 consisting of community leaders, city staff, and business . Study was conducted by the LSBC to introduce concepts for gateway and community entry monumentation throughout Lee’s Summit. The final report and summary was completed in March 2008 and was endorsed by City Council, LS Arts Council, LS Beautification Commission, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Board, and Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce.

Commission Members

Kim Fritchie, Chairman Bruce Holiman
Laura Dawson, Secretary Debbie Johnson
Randy Cain Charlotte Lea
Sarah DeBray Carol Rothwell
Shirley Geier  
Lee's Summit Parks and Rec
  • Address: City Hall: 220 SE Green, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
  • Phone: 816-969-1500
  • FAX: 816-969-1515
Frequently Asked Questions
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