Odessa Pride Star Of the Month

Star of the Month recognizes Odessa citizens who contribute to the overall aesthetics and health of our city by maintaining exceptionally clean and beautiful properties. Nominations for the program are open to the public from April through October of each year, and our volunteer judges recognize several “Star of the Month” from all over Odessa with our signature yard signs. Please note that a yard can only win the award once every three years.

Nomination Criteria

To be considered for the Star of the Month Program, a property must:

  • Be attractive and pleasing to the eye
    • Green lawn if applicable
    • Landscape features such as fountains, large rocks in beds
    • Plants with a variety of heights, textures, and colors
    • A variety of plants such as trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers
  • Be free of litter, junk and debris
    • Free of junked or inoperable vehicles
    • No appliances or indoor furniture on porches or patios
    • No parking on the lawn
  • Be well-groomed (properties can have a natural, wild-scape appearance, but grass must be mowed, and the perimeter of the property must be edged)
  • Have buildings, fences, porches, and patios in good condition (i.e. minimal distraction from the landscape due to deterioration, damage or construction)
  • Have invested extra effort through the use of attractive art pieces
    • Birdhouses
    • Decorative mailboxes, etc.
    • Ironwork
    • Patio or lawn furniture
    • Potted plants
    • Pottery
    • Windsocks
    • Natural landscape should be the primary focus