The Polk County Appearance Commission serves under the authority of the Polk County Board of Commissioners. It is an all-volunteer body serving in an advisory role providing guidance and leadership in matters of community design and appearance.
Members study the visual needs of the County, promote a public understanding of appearance issues and implement programs to enhance the visual quality of the Polk County, North Carolina area.
Our Foothills are Clean, Beautiful and Inviting with many expressions of our creativity and partnership with nature. Throughout the county there are beautifully planted places on the roadsides and artful signs welcoming visitors and informing them of the many interesting features in this rural yet culturally rich area. Opportunities to enjoy nature are preserved and protected. Buildings are appropriately designed and sized with night lighting that is safe and efficient but not obtrusive to others. Public spaces are free of litter and clutter and often showcase our local artists. Residents and visitors experience joy in being here.
The Appearance Commission is appointed by the Polk County Board of Commissioners. Learn more about our goals, programs, and governance.