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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.  

Speakers for Community Forums

Forum AudienceThe Community Appearance Commission has sponsored an impressive group of speakers with expertise in wide-ranging topics dealing with community appearance. These educational sessions coincide with the Community Appearance Awards program held every two years in October.  In 2012, Mr. Pratt Cassity Jr., Director of the Center of Community Design and Preservation and professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, spoke about negotiating change in historic districts.

Past Speakers

Chuck Fink
Founder/President of Greenways, Inc.
"Greenways as Green Infrastructure"


James Kennedy
CEO of Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
"Chattanooga's Renaissance"

Phillip Morris
Editor-at-Large of Southern Living,
Southern Accents
Coastal Living magazines
"Keeping Special Places Special"


Mayor Joseph P. Riley
City of Charleston, SC
"The Evolution of a Livable City"

John A. Clark
Virginia developer of neotraditional
and sustainable communities
"The Art of Ecology:
An Economic Notion of Doing Well
by Doing Good"


Kris Krider, Director of Planning
Town of Davidson, NC
"Good Urban Design and Main Street: A Toolbox to Create a Sense of Place"

Ed McMahon
Charles Frasier Senior Resident Fellow For Sustainable Development,
Urban Land Institute
"Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character"


Mitchell Silver, Director of Planning
Raleigh, NC
"Value of Good Design and Appearance"

Revised 12/17/2012

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