City-County Appearance Commission


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • City Hall
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Conference Room GA, Ground Floor (unless stated otherwise)
    Durham, NC 27701

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Durham City-County Appearance Commission Meeting Dates for 2017

January 18*
February 15*
March 15*
April 19*
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16 (Note: Retreat)
September 20
October 18
November 15

*Due to construction, the Commission’s meeting location will be held in the Urban Design Studio, Planning Department, ground floor of City Hall.


View Appearance Commission Members Roster 

About the Commission

The Durham City-County Appearance Commission is made up of 15 members: 7 are appointed by the City Council; and 8 appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Commissions By-Laws can be viewed here.


Its mission is:
  • To cultivate excellence in design, preservation and stewardship of the natural and built environment;
  • To communicate the economic, social, and aesthetic value of good design and planning; and
  • To celebrate exemplary design within the community

Member Requirements

Members shall reside within the jurisdiction of the appointing authority. City and County taxes must not reflect any delinquency at the time of submission of the application. While encouraging applicants with expertise in aesthetics, attempts shall also be made to assure that the appointments represent a cross section of the community. Members serve without compensation. Applications for appointment can be obtained from the City Clerk's office or the County Clerk's office.

Resident Participation Opportunities

All meetings are open to the public, but if a resident intends to submit an item for discussion at a future meeting, staff should be notified as soon as possible. The deadlines for requesting to have an item on an agenda are published with the schedule of meetings.

More Information

For more information about the commission, please contact the staff liaison, Matthew Filter, at 919.560.4137 ext. 28271 or