Community Pride was founded by former City Councilwoman Kathi Lishman and former Planning Commissioner Liz Smith in 1990. Past Committee Chairs include: Kathi Lishman, Paul Hurst, Tom Cumpston, Elizabeth Zacharias, Josette Johnson, Christine Thiel. Kathi Lishman is presently our Community Pride Committee Chair.
The goal and function of the Community Pride Committee is to encourage volunteer participation in beautification gardens & projects that improve the grace and charm of Placerville. This group of volunteers has planted and nurtured gardens, installed beautification projects, and public art throughout the City of Placerville. Projects are focused along the historic Main Street from Placerville Drive to Broadway.
Community Pride gardens & projects range from planting new shade trees at the Fox Parking Lot to collaborative efforts with the Hangtown Creek Stewardship Committee in developing the Hangtown Creek Master Plan. We have completed mural projects such as the depiction of Snowshoe Thompson on an historical building that was at one time the Post Office from which Snowshoe Thompson delivered mail. We continue to work with school and youth organizations, involving them in planting city gardens, painting murals, and restoring Hangtown Creek.
Community Pride is looking forward to several exciting new projects such as enhancing and maintaining our existing gardens, the commissioning of additional public art projects, continuing our Caltrans Adopt-a-Hwy projects, and working with Trails Now! on landscaping the El Dorado Trail through Placerville.
Community Services Director: Terry
Committee Members: Kathi Lishman
Paid Advisor: Cary Friar
Special Thanks to Our Volunteers: