Appearance Commission

NC Arbor Day

The Southern Pines Appearance Commission and the Town of Southern Pines recognizes Arbor Day. Currently the Town of Southern Pines has been designated as a Tree City USA for the 43'rd year in a row. This year in celebration of Arbor Day The Town of Southern Pines Appearance Commission has provided a Arbor Day Walking Tour and a link for the Arbor Day YouTube tour.

​​Arbor Day Tree Whitehall Tour

Arbor Day 2022 Whitehall YouTube Tour


  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Third Wednesday of odd numbered months.
  • The Appearance Committees and members will meet for work session on even number months.
  • Community Development Conference Room
    801 S.E. Service Road
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
  •  If you have any questions, please call 910-692-4863.

Agenda & Minutes

Appearance Commission Agendas & Minutes

Related Documents


The Appearance Commission has 13 volunteer members who are appointed by the Town Council. Ten members are residents of the Town and the remaining three appointees are Moore County residents within the Southern Pines extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

About the Commission

The Appearance Commission assists the Town with programs related to community beautification and the general appearance of the Southern Pines community. Southern Pines is committed to preserving its natural beauty and environment and the Appearance Commission has partnered with the Town on a number of successful projects and initiatives. Some of these include:

Streetscape Projects

The Appearance Commission helps to identify public areas that would benefit from new streetscaping. A recent project included the replacement of the street trees along W. Pennsylvania in the block near Broad Street.


The Appearance Commission oversees the Town's Adopt-A-Street program, which provides a way for groups or families to share in the work to keep Southern Pines clean and attractive. To join the program, please complete the agreement and mail or drop it off to the attention of Jack Taylor at the Towns Community Development Building, 801 SE Service Road, Southern Pines NC 28387. By "adopting a street" you agree to help maintain a stretch of roadway that's at least six blocks in length and clean up both sides of the street every three months (4 times a year). Each participating group will be recognized with a personalized sign to acknowledge their participation in our Adopt-A-Street Program.

Sprucing Up Southern Pines Award Program

The "Sprucing Up Southern Pines Award Program" is led by the Appearance Commission.  The program recognizes residents and businesses who have made a noticeable effort to clean up, repair, improve or otherwise enhance their exterior property.  The goal of this program is to encourage further community improvements and enhance the Town's visual image and economic vitality.

Commercial, industrial, and residential site improvements, upgrades, additions, landscapes, renovations, and new structures that are architecturally noteworthy are all examples of desired improvements.  The program also recognizes those property owners who may not have installed anything new, but consistently maintain their property to a high quality. 

The Appearance Commissions accepts nominations for the "Sprucing Up Southern Pines" award throughout the year and selects winners who exemplify the program goals. Property owners will be presented with a temporary sign to display in their yard and will be recognized collectively at a Town Council meeting.

Learn More and Nominate a Worthy Property Owner or Yourself! 

Nomination Form for the Sprucing Up Southern Pines Award

Sprucing Up Southern Pines

Congratulations to our 2022 Sprucing Up Southern Pines Winners!
  • 135 Hedgelawn Way
  • 350 E. Illinois Ave
  • Red's Corner 901 SW Broad
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