The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County was formed in 1989 and includes citizens with a variety of career and life backgrounds. The primary goals of the Commission are to advise the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council about appearance-related issues and to positively influence public and private development. Major projects of the Community Appearance Commission (CAC) include the bi-annual Community Appearance Awards program, the annual Community Roots tree planting program, review of County and City-funded public facility construction projects from an appearance perspective, and advocacy of various other ordinances, public initiatives and measures to improve the attractiveness of the community.
The fifteen members of the CAC are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (7 members) and the City Council (8 members). Volunteer board members serve a maximum of two, consecutive three-year terms. A variety of backgrounds, skills and interests are appropriate for members, along with a common desire to help improve the appearance of the City and County. Appointees must reside within Forsyth County.
Initial County appointments shall be staggered as follows: 1 appointee shall serve for 1 year; 3 shall serve 2-year terms; and 3 shall serve 3-year terms. Upon expiration of the initial staggered term, each appointee shall serve a 3-year term. No appointee shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms. The first term, without consideration as to length of that term, is considered a full term. An appointee who shall fill an unexpired term shall be entitled to serve an additional 2 full consecutive terms, if appointed by appropriate board.
The CAC meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon in the City-County Planning Board Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building. The principal work of the Commission is carried out within committees that meet once a month. All meetings of the Community Appearance Commission are open to the public.
The following appointments are open for applicants:
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