City of venice beautification


VABI Board is made up of 16 volunteers as board members and one staff coordinator. 

Meet our team:

Venice Area Beautification Inc. exists only because of the essential volunteers and sponsors that help VABI achieve the goals to make Venice a beautiful place to live, work, and play! 


venice in bloom

      Meet Team KVB

(Keep Venice Beautiful) 


Team KVB is a volunteer group formed by Venice Area Beautification Inc. (VABI) and was originally named “Pepper Patrol.” Keep Venice Beautiful is a group based solely off of volunteers. There are some key aspects to the volunteer group which hold strong throughout the years. They support VABI’s mission in beautifying Venice. Whether it is weeding, mulching, planting, watering, tree trimming, or various beautification projects that arise both from VABI and from the group’s own initiative, one thing is for sure, Venice is better off having Team KVB working to beautify the city of Venice. They wear bright florescent yellow shirts and are noticed nearly every day of the week.

Team KVB has received numerous awards from the Sarasota City Commissioners for their outstanding  service to the community, even as recently as April 25, 2017 in recognition of National Volunteer Week.  They were instrumental in helping Venice achieve first place in our town size category for a national contest through America in Bloom, last year. Team KVB is lead by Courtland (Corky) Dalton.  He is vital in keeping Team KVB motivated and focused on helping us meet our objective, making Venice a better place to live, work and play.

Next time you see Team KVB working in your neighborhood, give them a shout out!  We thank them for their passion and relentless hours dedicated to serving our City of Venice!


Check out City of Venice's Facebook page to stay constantly updated on Venice. 

Venice Area Beautification, Inc. in Venice prides itself on supporting the Arts. For a list and location on all of VABI's Public Art please click below.

If you have seen our amazing volunteers on Thursday mornings, wearing their bright yellow shirts with KVB on them, and would like to join in... 


Venice In Bloom is another one of VABI's volunteer groups, they have done some amazing things...