Beautification watch Awards

Beautification Watch Awards are KAB’s way of saying “thank you” to businesses and residents in Akron who take pride in their properties, and keep their properties clean and beautified.

Recipients of the awards are nominated by volunteers. Volunteers drive an assigned route at their leisure during the month of July and nominate the homes and businesses that they feel meet the criteria to be nominated.

To be nominated for a Beautification Watch Award, property is judged on the following criteria: litter free, well-maintained with flowers, shrubs and/or trees, free of weeds, and stand out from its surroundings.

There are 45 routes assigned to volunteers that cover all 10 wards of the city and take 3-5 hours to complete.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a property that they think is deserving of an award. Nominations are taken throughout the month of July by calling Keep Akron Beautiful at 330-375-2116 or emailing [email protected]. Nominations are taken until August 1st. To become a volunteer, email Emma.

Since 1981, the Keep Akron Beautiful Beautification Watch Award program has been thanking property owners for their outstanding efforts and encouraging all to join in.

Making an effort to beauty personal property results in lower rates of littering behavior from others, and in turn, increases property values. In 2023, 3,807 residents and 188 business in Akron received an award. 

In 2023, 3,995 businesses and residents in Akron received an award. Beautification Watch Awards are typically mailed in September or October.


volunteer to be a bwa canvasser FOR 2024!

BWA volunteers drive one of our pre-determined routes on their own time throughout the month of July and nominate homes and businesses for our Beautification Watch Award. There are 45 routes that cover the entire City of Akron. Each route takes 3-5 hours to complete. Routes are only to be completed in the month of July and have to be turned in to KAB by Friday, August 4, 2024. If you would like to sign up, please fill out the form below. For more information on BWA, read below. 

Beautification Watch Award Canvas Volunteer Sign Up

I am confident that I will be able to complete my route(s) during the month of July ONLY and will turn it in to KAB by Friday, August 4, 2023. *(Required)
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