Beautification Awards Highlight ‘Best of Our Community’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape on Thursday recognized the winners of its 17th annual Beautification Awards.

A ceremony and reception was held at Concept Studio, 217 W. Federal St., and awards were presented in three categories: Business, Institutional and Residential.

“Everyone appreciates the warmth and positive energy of this event each year as CityScape recognizes the effort and pride that people put into their property. It highlights the best of our community,” said Sharon Letson, executive director of Youngstown CityScape. “We receive nominations ranging from multimillion-dollar developments to beautifully created and tended gardens in residential neighborhoods. We want to salute the range of efforts being made throughout our community.” 

Letson said the awards are “a small way for us to join together and say, ‘Thank you,’ recognizing others who are committed to making a difference in helping Youngstown look inviting.”

Here are the winners of the 2023 Beautification Awards:


  • Penguin City Brewing.
  • Trek Coffee House.
  • Vallourec Star.


  • Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom.
  • Golden String Radio.
  • Students Motivated by the Arts.
  • Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, Amedia Plaza Walk.


  • Christine Anania.
  • Karen Considine.
  • LaShana Ford.
  • Glenda House.
  • Suzanne Murphy.
  • Sandy and Karen Perkins.
  • Mary Kay Sharp.
  • Bob Love.
  • Kenneth and Mary Patton.
  • Robinette Felder.
  • Willie and Mary Mitchell.

Pictured at top: Trek Coffee House in Youngstown won a Beautification Award in the Business category.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.