Whitby Community Beautification Committee




The Whitby in Bloom Committee (WIBC) promotes civic beautification and pride through programs, partnerships, and education focusing on horticultural, landscape, and environmentally responsible projects. The Whitby in Bloom Committee is responsible for:

  • Supporting the development of community partnerships;
  • Providing input to Town staff regarding marketing, planning and event development;
  • Promoting volunteer recruitment; and,
  • Supporting fundraising and sponsorship activities.

Committee Members

Membership: 1 Member of Council, 10 Citizen Appointments

  • Councillor Rhonda Mulcahy (Mayor Designate)
  • Lara Scott (Staff Liaison)
  • Kim Tafertshofer (Staff Liaison)
  • Jennifer Smith (Staff)
  • Kathy Allam (Vice-Chair)
  • Jane Austin
  • Franca Calabro
  • Sue Green (Chair)
  • Catherine Hay
  • Karen Lyons
  • Wendy Nunn
  • Bob Toyama
  • Jone Webster
  • Donald Wick


Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

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Communities in Bloom Program

The Towns Whitby In Bloom Committee has created programs and activities based on the international CiB Program. Municipalities can enter one of several CiB programs annually. In 2017 the Town of Whitby will register for the National non evaluated program. Municipalities who participate in the evaluated category of the CiB program must create a Community Guide Book. This book provides all the information that the judges are looking for and is a wonderful reference for residents. To learn more about Communities in Bloom click here.   

Volunteer with Whitby In Bloom!

Participating in Whitby In Bloom instills civic pride, offers visible benefits to the larger community through beautification projects, and raises the profile of Whitby in the eyes of visitors. You can become involved by volunteering with the Whitby In Bloom Committee. Complete our volunteer application form to get started.

Keep Blooming Whitby!

Share your photos and garden stories by tagging us on Twitter or Facebook @Townof Whitby. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your updates!