The Friends of Covington
Nominate your neighbor or yourself for our 2020 Beautification Awards!
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Since 1989, the Beautification Awards have been presented annually to Covington residents, who through their efforts to beautify their properties, enhance the quality of life for us all.
From 1989-2019, the Friends of Covington has made it a point to acknowledge individuals, who through their time, effort and resources, have made Covington a better place. Our past recipients are a long list of Covington's best and brightest.
The 2019 award dinner was on May 16 at 5:00. We were proud to honor Normand and Lisa Desmarais for their contributions to our city.
Emcee Tom DiBello and FOC Board Member Tahli Mays with honorees Norm and Lisa Desmarais.
1989--Ralph V. Haile, Jr.
1990--William P. Butler
1991--Benjamin L. Bernstein
1992--Judith G. Clabes
1993--David Fox Stolberg
1994 Merwin Grayson
1995--Bishop William A. Hughes
1997--Gary R. Bricking
1998--Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
1999--Anthony N. Durso
2001--Reverend William Mertes
2002--Mary S. Northington
2004--Thomas A. DiBello
2006--Eva and Oakley Farris
2007--Otto M. Budig, Jr.
2008--Charles B. Eilerman
2009--David C. Herriman
2010--Jane D. Purdon
2011--Ralph A. Drees
2012-- Jim and Donna Salyers
2015--Justice Donald Wintersheimer
2017--Emily Wolff and Paul Weckman
The Friends of Covington is this city's original cheerleading organization. Since 1987, a group of like-minded individuals who saw the the historic beauty and promise of Covington banded together to form the organization.
Like many urban cities across the country, Covington had experienced tough times in the latter part of the twentieth century. Friends of Covington stepped forward to trumpet the city's virtues and help to rekindle its former vibrancy and luster.
Over the years, this organization has kept the faith and is thrilled to be part of a tremendous renaissance. We invite you to join us!
Friends of Covington Board of Directors
Vice President--John Mieling
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Our monthly board meetings are held at the Hellman Creative Center, 321 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. (12th. St.), Covington, KY 41011. They are on the second Monday of every month at 6:30.