The Niagara Beautification Commission (NBC) was organized on August 29, 1978 to address concerns about beautification in the downtown area of the City of Niagara Falls, NY. Local civic leader, Edward F. Joseph, was recruited as chairman of NBC – a position he held for twelve years.
The goal of the Commission was to recruit volunteers such as residents, business leaders, civic organizations and other interested people to work with the City of Niagara Falls. Key areas to be addressed included a plan for the maintenance of the downtown mall area, the replacement of sidewalk trash receptacles throughout the city, cleanup of public parking areas, and improved road signage. Today the focus of NBC is within the city limits of Niagara Falls, NY.
The Niagara Beautification Commission is formed for the purpose of promoting the beautification of the Niagara Falls area by mobilizing the volunteer resources of the community’s private and public sectors to implement visual enhancements beautifying our community, to educate and promote public awareness, and inspire pride in our community.