UPDATE SEPT. 29: We are honored to also have as our guest for this event, Mr. Ed McMahon, a co-founder of Scenic America, world-renowned planner specializing in sustainable development, AND who holds a master's degree from the University of Alabama. If you would like to attend and have not RSVP'd, please drop us an email and we'll hold your ticket for you at the door.
A scenic state doesn't just happen - it takes people working together for their communities. On Oct. 2, we will honor the people who started the Scenic movement in Alabama, as well as today's heroes.
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Host: Scenic Alabama
Location: Southern Progress HQ, Atrium
2100 Lakeshore Drive, Homewood/Birmingham, AL 35209 US
When: Thursday, October 2, 6:30PM
Cost: $45 per person
Come celebrate our beautiful state! Scenic Alabama has been fighting billboard interests in Congress, in the Alabama Legislature and in city halls across the state. We've educated elected officials and policy makers. We've helped citizens to protect trees and beautify highways. We've won most of our fights, thanks to our members and supporters. Now we want to recognize the people who have stood up for a scenic state.
Our honored guest is Kevin Fry, president of Scenic America.
Alabama honorees include
Mayor Tony Petelos of Hoover for his commitment to green space and opposition to billboards,
Daphne city council members Gus Palumbo and Cathy Barnette, who refuse to surrender to billboard interests,
Trussville city council member Wayne Taylor for his work on sign control and roadway beautification,
Mobile City Council member Connie Hudson for leadership in enacting a strict digital billboard ordinance,
City of Cordova (in the I-22 corridor) for its planning process and new sign ordinance banning billboards,
"Tree Heroes" Freida Romanchuk of Daphne and Janine Raby of Fairhope, whose hard work led to a new state policy that protects trees on public right of way,
We will also recognize those individuals who started the scenic movement in Alabama, and we'll announce new initiatives including
state laws to strengthen the Highway Beautification Act
a recycling program for plastic signs,
re-invigorating the wildflower planting program, and
stopping the onslaught of ugly, distracting digital billboards and signs.
Good Food! Beautiful setting! Great people! Please join us to celebrate our past victories and look forward to a more beautiful Alabama.
And please join us on Oct. 2 as we go forward toward a more beautiful state.