Appearance Commission
Appearance Commission

August 20, 2019
Pictured Left to Right:  Perry Harris, MaryFoy Ragsdale, Chairperson Peggy Scott, Vice Chairperson Robin Cook and Jeremy Pearce. Not pictured: Connie Barbour and Councilman David Stevens


Nine (9) members, who will serve for a period of three (3) years and the terms shall be staggered. Appearance Commission meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 and are open to the public. There is no compensation for serving on this Commission.

Sec. 2-237. - Enactment and mission. For the purposes cited above, and for promoting the general welfare of the town and its citizens, the town council does hereby ordain, adopt and enact this article in its entirety, which shall be known as the Smithfield Appearance Ordinance. The mission of the Town of Smithfield Appearance Commission shall be to enhance the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics of the town by advising and assisting the town council in:

  • Fostering neighborhood pride;
  • Promoting and disseminating "best management practices" that are good examples of enhancing community appearance for residential, commercial and public sites;
  • Acknowledging achievement and excellence of citizens in fulfilling the purposes of this article;
  • Showcasing natural and architectural beauty;
  • Encouraging appealing community entrances; seasonal or holiday decorations; and signage;
  • Encouraging well planned, coordinated tree planting, preservation and maintenance throughout the town;
  • Reviewing and advising the town council, or the town department designated by the council, as to the appearance of publicly owned or maintained property and spaces;
  • Reviewing and advising the planning department as to compliance with the town's ordinances regarding sanitation, public works, housing, and other regulations affecting the community appearance, and
  • Discouraging littering and blight.

Code of Ordinances - Appearance Commission

Board Members

Stuart Lee Chairperson
Robin Cook Vice-Chairperson
Connie Barbour Board Member
Julia Narron Board Member
MaryFoy Ragsdale Board Member
Peggy Scott Board Member
Tim Depp Board Member
 Lawrence Davis  Public Works Director  919-934-2596
 Shannan Parrish  Town Clerk  919-934-2116
David Stevens  Council Representative
2 Vacant Positions

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 761, Smithfield, NC 27577
Physical Address:
350 East Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
Main Phone: 919-934-2116
Fax: 919-934-1134


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