Community Appearance Awards

by Amy Crum

The Community Appearance Commission sponsors a biennial Awards Program to honor the efforts of businesses, individuals, and community groups who have had a positive impact on the appearance of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.  These awards recognize those individuals whose thoughtful design and maintenance of our built and natural environment play a significant role in creating the high quality of life we value in our community.

2014 Community Appearance Awards

The 2014 Community Appearance Awards Program was held June 5, 2014, in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. The keynote speaker was Charles Brown, LEED AP, Assistant Director of Project Development for North Carolina State University (Bio [pdf/61kb/1p] ). He spoke on green design and community character.

View the 2014 award winners.

Awards Selection Criteria

Entries are evaluated using the following general selection criteria:

  • Contributes significantly to the improvement of community appearance;
  • Exhibits a high standard of excellence in design;
  • Preserves or restores desirable natural features of the site or area; and/or
  • Develops a noteworthy process of community involvement, which has brought about an improvement in the character and appearance of the community.
Awards are given based on the project merit, as determined by the selection criteria. Every award may not be handed out at each Ceremony. Furthermore, there is not a predetermined number of recipients for each award.

Award Descriptions [pdf/172kb/1p]

Past Appearance Award Winners

For additional information, please contact Amy Crum at (336) 747-7051 or amyc@cityofws.org.

 

revised 7/25/2014

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