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America in Bloom - St. Charles: Planting Pride in Our Community


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What is America in Bloom – St. Charles?

Residents, and members of local businesses and organizations have joined together to form America in Bloom - St. Charles. The group works together to improve St. Charles through landscaping, environmental, and heritage preservation projects. They enter St. Charles in the America in Bloom national program each year, in which St. Charles took home top honors, winning its population category in 2017 and winning in the Circle of Champions in 2018. Follow on Facebook Learn more about the America in Bloom national program at

We're Gearing Up to Host the 2019 America in Bloom Symposium in St. Charles October 3-5, 2019

We Need Volunteers!

From Oct. 3-5, 2019, 300 visitors from cities around the country will gather right here in St. Charles for the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program. It’s an exciting chance to showcase our beautiful city to the entire  America in Bloom community.

We need your help! Register to volunteer at VolunteerMatch. There you also can see a description of volunteer opportunities as well as available shift times. All training will be provided.

Become a part of the America in Bloom team and help make St. Charles the best it can be. We're looking for volunteers to:

  1. Assist with tours downtown as a pacer or providing directions
  2. Serve as an “All About St. Charles” information specialist to answer visitor questions
  3. Greet guests in the lobby at Pheasant Run
  4. Work the registration table
  5. Help decorate the conference room and stuff goody bags
  6. Set up tents & chairs for the walking tour
  7. Decorate City Hall windows 
  8. Help lift and arrange equipment, boxes and other items

Why is America in Bloom Important to St. Charles?

Not only does America in Bloom promote community beautification, it also encourages community involvement. And the St. Charles group really gets things done:

  • Organize the Holiday Light Recycling program that diverts tons (literally) of lights from landfills each year
  • Added new cement planters around town
  • Added recycling containers throughout the community
  • Helped install festive lights on the First Street Plaza
  • Worked with local businesses to encourage recycling and waste reduction

America in Bloom - St. Charles Committee 

Maureen Lewis, Ward 5 Alderman & Committee Co-Chair; Diane Cullen, Committee Co-Chair; Barbara Campbell, resident; Frank Esposito, resident; Heather Goudreau, resident; Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator; Nona Koivula, resident; John Thornhill, resident; Steve Martin, First State Bank; Jim Nau, Ball Seed; Christa Bormann, Heinz Brothers Green House and Garden Center; Holly Cabel, St. Charles Park District; Pam Otto, St. Charles Park District; Jenna Sawicki, Downtown St. Charles Partnership; Michelle Cianferri, Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pam Salomone, St. Charles Public Library; Tim Kirsininkas, St. Charles Public Library; Chris Adesso, City of St. Charles; Lisa Garhan, City of St. Charles;  Kamari Jordan, City of St. Charles; AJ Reineking, City of St. Charles; and Isabel Soderlind, City of St. Charles.

For more information about America in Bloom – St Charles, contact Diane Cullen at or Maureen Lewis at or 630.584.4622. If you would like to get involved, register to volunteer at VolunteerMatch or contact Marcia Koenen, Volunteer Coordinator at 630.205.2868 or

updated Jul 19, 2019

What is America in Bloom - St. Charles?

America in Bloom celebrates many of the same values of the City of St. Charles mission:Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. This video highlights all the wonderful reasons St. Charles is part of the America in Bloom. Watch it at: