Appearance Commission

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Effective March 5, 2019, please view Appearance Commission Agendas and Minutes using the new system.

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
4:30 p.m.
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
Current Agenda - March 5, 2020 (BoardDocs)

Raleigh Municipal Building
Room 201
222 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Meeting Minutes
Minutes (BoardDocs)

City Staff Liaison:
Rotonda McCoy
Planning and Development Department

RTN Video Services

The Appearance Commission is streamed live when is session. Archived videos of past meetings are also available. Watch live streaming or videos on RTN 11

Public Participation

Commission and committee meetings are open to the public. Note that meetings can be subject to change, following public notice of at least 48 hours.

If you can't attend the meeting in person, feel free to watch the recorded Appearance Commission Meetings (look under Other Government Meetings).


The Appearance Commission was established by City Council in 1973 to provide guidance, advice and recommendations regarding the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the City of Raleigh. The commission consists of 15 members, the majority of whom have special training or experience in architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, city planning, or related design fields.  The members shall reside within the City limits or within the planning and zoning jurisdiction of the City.

The Commission also appoints standing committees to undertake special design-related outreach and education efforts such as the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards.


Appearance Commission Members
Brandy Thompson
1100 Filmore Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Serving: Third Term 7-6-20
Canice Andre
1012 Winona Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Serving: First Term 12-3-21
Corey Bates
2309 Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Serving: First Term 12-5-21
William Dodge
2409 Rockridge Court
Raleigh, NC 27612
Serving: First Term 6-18-21
Martha Eberle
2312 Euston Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
Serving: First Term 5-20-20

Jamie Ferguson
1405 Ashburton Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
Serving: Third Term 3-5-21

Will Gaskins
1222 Clifton Place
Raleigh, NC 27604
Serving: First Term 2-4-22
Katherine Hogan
319 Fayetteville Street, Unit 305
Raleigh, NC 27601
Serving: First Term 11-8-21
Jake Levitas
2513 Remington Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
Serving: First Term 2-6-20
CJ Mann
1517 Rodessa Run
Raleigh, NC 27617
Serving: First Term 5-1-20
Corey Mason
2321 Blue Ridge Road #202
Raleigh, NC 27607
Serving: First Term 11-19-21
Chad Parker
4007 Brownstone Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
Serving: First Term 11-18-21
Bernard Thaxton
2313 Fox Hill Circle
Raleigh, NC 27610
Serving: Second Term 7-21-21
Adam Walters
621 Kirby Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Serving: First Term 4-2-21

Minutes Archive

We moved to BoardDocs in June of 2017. View agendas and minutes from 2017 to present there. 

Minutes - (zip file downloads for items older than 2017):