Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Commission (CAC) held the 2016 Community Appearance Awards in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center on June 8, 2016. The CAC 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. The event marked the 15th in a series of awards programs initiated in 1990. A total of thirteen awards were presented to area businesses, individuals, and community groups.

Approximately 125 people were in attendance to hear keynote speaker, Dr. Katherine Loflin, speak on the role of aesthetics in placemaking. Dr. Loflin, known as the City Doctor, is an internationally-recognized, award-winning speaker and consultant on placemaking. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines was in attendance to present the Mayor’s Award, as was Council Member, Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke, who presented the City Council Award. Forsyth County Commission Chairman David Plyler presented the County Commissioners Award. Council Member Molly Leight was also in attendance, as was City-County Planning Board members Allan Younger and Melynda Dunnigan.

2016 Community Appearance Award Winners

Dr. Katherine Loflin Bio [pdf/79.7kb/2p]

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


Awards are chosen based on project merit by either the CAC, Winston-Salem Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), or a jury panel. The jury panel is made of design and planning professionals who live and work outside of Forsyth County.

Award Descriptions [pdf/172kb/1p]

Past Appearance Award Winners and Presentations

Revised 7/5/2016

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