Community Appearance Commission

2015 Statesville Garden Tour
Saturday, June 6th 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, June 7th 1 pm - 5 pm

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the following locations:

Statesville Recreation & Parks Administrative Office
Jenkins Cleaners- East Front Street Location
N.C. Cooperative Extension Service
Johnsons Greenhouse
Each garden on tour days

Participating Gardens

107 Buckingham Place

830 Saint Cloud Drive

325 North Oakwood Drive

490 Sullivan Road

801 Henkel Road


Mission Statement

A City is made up of many parts, all working together to improve the lives of its citizens.  The protection of Police and Fire Departments, the comfort ensured by Public Works, the diversions of Recreation and Parks...the prosperity of any City relies on the well-being of its citizens.  We now know, after years of study, that beautiful surroundings are essential to the nurture of that well-being.

When it comes to Statesville, a City with its heels in the past and its eyes on the future, a delicate balance must be maintained between the frantic pace of modern constructiion and the historic beauty of the old City.  The Statesville Community Appearance Commission is appointed by the Mayor and charged to "Initiate, promote and assist in the implementation of programs of general community beautification in the city."

To see the full scope of the commission's Powers and Duties (as defined by City Code) click here.

Who are we?

 Current Members of the Statesville Community Appearance Commission are:

Anne Rhyne, Chair
Ellie McMillian
Sharon Molleur
Ann Speaks
Lynn Lawton
Carol Oliphant
Tim Johnson
Lee Hollifield

David Rokes
Cheryl Matthews

City Staff Liaison: Lynn Miller

How do we operate?

The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center in the Administrative Conference Room at 11:45 am.  These meetings are open to the public and all records of each meeting are available for Public Review.  These records include member attendance, Commission findings, recommendations and actions.

Mayor's Cup

The Mayor's Cup is given annually to the owner of the location which has most improved the appearance of the City of Statesville in the past year.  The 2012 winner of this award was American Renaissance Middle School located at 217 Sorth Center Street in Downtown Statesville.  For more information about nominating someone for this award, please contact us at 704.878.3429. 

2012 Mayor's Cup

American Renaisance
Middle School


Community Appearance Award

Community Appearance Awards are given quarterly to individuals and businesses whose properties enhance the beauty of our City.  You may nominate any property for consideration for a Community Appearance Award, whether your own or someone else's.  For a copy of the nomination form, with submission instructions included please click here.

If you would like to see the latest Community Appearance Award Winners please click here.

Statesville Garden and Outdoor Room Tour

Every other year the Community Appearance Commission hosts the Statesville Garden and Outdoor Room Tour.  The public has the opportunity to tour some of the most pristine gardens in Statesville. The dates for the 2015 tour are Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th.  

To follow the Community Appearance Commission please visit our website with helpful information and links to other garden related newsources www.statesvilleappearance .org 

If you have any suggestions, questions, or award nominations you can email us at or

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Lynn Miller

Staff Liasion
Superintendent of Parks & Public Grounds
email Lynn