This awards program is hosted by the City of Midland's Beautification Advisory Committee and recognizes both business and residential properties within the City of Midland for landscaping and structural site improvements that are readily visible to the public. Committee members divide the city into nine zones and spend dozens of hours to canvas these nine zones. Committee members then nominate 4-6 properties in each zone. These nominations, coupled with public nominations make up the nearly 70 nominations the Committee reviews each year.
The Bette R. Tollar Civic Commitment Award recognizes major beautification accomplishments that benefit the community as a whole.
Each year, Appreciation of Beautification nominations are accepted from April until August 1 each year. Awardees are recognized at a November ceremony. Applications can be found online, at the Municipal Service Center, the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library and in the Midland Daily News.