Speakers for Community Forums
The Community Appearance Commission has sponsored an impressive group of speakers with expertise in wide-ranging topics relating to community appearance. These educational sessions coincide with the Community Appearance Awards program held every two years in the spring.
In 2016, Dr. Katherine Loflin, The City Doctor, spoke on the importance of placemaking. Other speakers have included Mr. Charles Brown, LEED AP, Assistant Director of Project Development at North Carolina State University; Mitchell Silver, Commissioner for the New York City Parks Department and previous President of the American Planning Association; Ed McMahon, Charles Frasier Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute, and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, City of Charleston, South Carolina.
Educational Seminar Program
In 2010, the Community Appearance Commission began the Educational Seminar Program to provide information sessions to city and county residents on various topics. Seminars are held throughout the year and are free and open to the public. Topics have included spring and fall lawn maintenance, container gardening, and ornamental shrub pruning. The CAC hopes to continue to expand the seminars offered to the public in the coming year.
Presentations to Civic and Community Clubs
Is your civic group or club interested in learning about what an average citizen can do to improve the appearance of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County? Call the Community Appearance Commission staff at 747-7051 to schedule this 20-minute presentation and question-and-answer session for your next group meeting.