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Beautification of Apopka can be a community-wide effort

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City beautification is a keystone to ensuring a prominent community. It can easily get pushed to the end of a long list of priorities for a city but is still important in creating an environment we’re all proud to call home.

  In local Central Florida communities as well as across the state of Florida, examples of city beautification include tasteful landscaping, legible and prominent signage, murals, etc. These are all great opportunities for citizens to get involved in the planning and execution of enhancing the aesthetics of Apopka. As the indoor foliage capital, we have a significant number of resources to tap into when it comes to landscaping. We also have many small, local business owners who could assist with signage and talented artists to create murals.

"We can all do our part to preserve the things we love about Apopka and change or enhance the aspects that may need to be improved. When we all get involved in the process, it not only creates a beautiful city but also increases our sense of pride and community." 

Beyond the scope of what the city funds can provide, our citizens can assist in this beautification through small, daily efforts: maintaining personal property, picking up litter/trash, volunteering to help with general city beautification, etc. We can all do our part to preserve the things we love about Apopka and change or enhance the aspects that may need to be improved. When we all get involved in the process, it not only creates a beautiful city but also increases our sense of pride and community.  

Apopka is home for so many of us and deserves to be properly maintained and cared for. I encourage our citizens to get involved however they can in enhancing our great city.

Apopka City Commissioner Nick Nesta
Apopka City Commissioner Nick Nesta

Nick Nesta is a first-term Apopka City Commissioner (Seat #4). He's lived in Apopka since 1994, and a local real estate broker since 2009. Nesta went to Trinity Christian School, Piedmont Lake Middle School, Apopka High School, and the University of Central Florida for undergrad and graduate degrees in real estate.

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  • MelissaW

    Yeah, you’d think with all the nurseries we have in the Apopka area, we would support these businesses while beautifying our city in the process. It’d be a win-win situation, but with this country bumpkin administration, it’s unlikely.

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