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Community Appearance Commission

The mission of the Community Appearance Commission is to enhance the appearance of the City of Hickory by advising on, and implementing programs of general community beautification. Members help coordinate the activities of individuals, agencies and organizations, public and private, whose plans, activities and programs bear upon the appearance of the City. A staff member from the Department of Planning and Development assists the Commission.  The Commission meets the fourth Monday each month at 4 p.m. The commission is composed of ten members: one member from each of the six City wards, three members at-large (one of whom shall reside outside the City but within the HRPA), and one member of the Hickory Regional Planning Commission. The Commission also has one representative from the Hickory Youth Council. The term of the office is three years.

Beautification Awards Program

The Community Appearance Commission oversees the Beautification Awards Program.  Awards are presented to individuals and groups in each of these categories who have made an outstanding effort in beautifying their property either through landscaping or renovations and/or restorations to a building.  Presentations will be made at a reception in October. 
One award will be presented for each of the following categories:

   Residential Landscape - Professionally Installed and/or Maintained
   Residential Landscape - Non-Professionally Installed and/or Maintained

   Residential Renovation and or Restoration

   Non-Residential Landscape

   Non-Residential Renovation and/or Restoration

   Special Award - Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troop, Non-Profit Organization, etc.

Nominations are not being accepted at this time.  Please check back for the nomination form.

Nomination forms may be sent to the Community Appearance Commission, Attention: Cal Overby, City of Hickory, P.O. Box 398, Hickory, NC 28603.
Nominations may also be submitted via e-mail by sending the completed nomination forms to
Call (828) 323-7422 for more information.

Treasured Trees Program

The City of Hickory has recently begun a Treasured Trees Program to identify and preserve mature trees in the City of Hickory. Click here to visit the Treasured Trees Program website.

Adopt-A-Spot Information and Application


Community Appearance Commission Members

Ward 1 - Meg Nealon
Ward 2 - Cliff Moone
Ward 3 - Daria Jackson
Ward 4 -  Charlette Gore
Ward 5 - Nancy Zagaroli
Ward 6 - Nick Seiler
At-Large (outside City, within HRPA) - Vacant
At-Large - Charlie Hayes
At-Large - Sharon Crosby
Planning Commission - Junior Hedrick
Youth Council - Brynne Van Allsburg
Staff Liaison - Cal Overby

Agendas & Minutes

Community Appearance Commission Agenda - March 23, 2020


City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550



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