Appearance Commission meetings are held the
2nd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at
CITY HALL in the 2nd Floor Courtroom
The public is invited to attend.
The New Bern Appearance Commission is an eight-member advisory board that is appointed by the Board of Aldermen, with each of the six wards represented, plus two at-large members. This commission serves as the City of New Bern’s tree advisory board and plays an important part in securing our yearly Tree City USA Growth Award. The Appearance Commission gives information and recommendations in relation to public tree plantings and other beautification efforts.
Some of the tree planting projects the Board has been involved with include: the median tree planting on Martin Luther King Boulevard, tree plantings on Spencer Avenue, Greater Duffyfield, Cedar Grove Cemetery, the Riverside Community, and most recently the replanting of the First Street Entrance corridor.
The Appearance Commission also administers the annual Neighborhood Beautification Awards for excellence in landscaping, appearance and beautification for both residential and non-residential categories. Congratulations to last year's award winners who were recognized by the Board of Aldermen.