Appearance Commission

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The City of Graham Appearance Commission is an advisory board appointed by the City Council. The Commission is charged with promoting, planning, advising and encouraging the citizens of Graham to participate in providing for an appreciation of aesthetic values.  The Appearance Commission works to add a new project each year that will result in an improvement to the city, raise awareness within the Graham community and encourage hands-on participation of local service organizations, church groups, schools, business owners and residents.

Residents interested in serving on The Graham Appearance Commission are invited to submit an application for consideration. Meetings are held from September through June on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Graham Civic Center, 503 McGee Street.  Members serve a four-year term.  All meetings are open to the public.


  • Elaine Murrin, Chairman
  • Dr. Vanessa Coble, Vice Chairman
  • Frances Woodlief, Secretary
  • Barbara Mize, Treasurer
  • Jeanette Beaudry
  • Jan Peterman
  • Lynda Allred
  • Helen H. Sharpe
  • Carla Smith
  • Denise Baker
  • Jan Searls
  • Tom Loy
  • Grace Baldwin
  • Colleen Macklin
  • Vacancy
  • Griffin McClure, City Council Liaison
  • Tim Covington, City Employee Representative