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Maryville Mayor Jason McDowell congratulates local homeowner Connie Wilmes on receiving the City of Maryville’s Beautification Award for August.

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Connie Wilmes, owner of residential property at 510 S. Prairie St., is the

August winner of the City of Maryville’s Beautification Award.

Wilmes does a lot of landscaping at her home and recently added a new retaining wall. She likes to plant flowers in the spring that bloom yellow and orange in the fall to add bright colors to her yard.

Every month from April to October, the city recognizes a property owner for beautification and improvement efforts at their home or business. The nominations are voted on by municipal code enforcement officers using set criteria.

To nominate a property owner for the Beautification Award, call City Hall at 660.562.8012 or go to, hit the Community button at the top of the page, and follow the Pride of Maryville link  to the Beautification Awards page, which includes an online nomination form.

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