The Community Appearance Board was established by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission in 1978. The board is dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting programs and initiatives that improve and enhance the overall community appearance of the City of Fort Lauderdale.
The board's mission is, "To promote an aesthetic environment through the recognition of outstanding urban design with an awards program that is based on our heritage of preservation and its stewardship for present and future generations."
Community Appearance Awards
The Community Appearance Awards are presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are working to enhance, improve and beautify the Fort Lauderdale community.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 10, 2017Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017.
To apply, complete and submit either the Online Application Form below or the PDF-version of the 2017 Community Appearance Awards Application .
Community Appearance Awards recognize homeowners, architects, landscapers and developers for their individual efforts to enhance the City’s visual image and economic vitality. Neighborhood associations are recognized for projects that positively affect the area of the association. Since the program’s inception in 1978, hundreds of commercial buildings, office towers, residences, and landscape improvements have been nominated for awards. Sponsorship of the program comes from the community in the form of corporate and private donations, as well as from the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards
As part of its ongoing mission, the CAB is pleased to sponsor the Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards.
The purpose of these awards is to provide additional opportunities for the CAB to not only recognize individual properties and businesses, but to acknowledge and reward collaborative projects that improve the quality of life and revitalize and enrich neighborhoods as a whole.
Any homeowners/civic association, residential/neighborhood group, or business organization within the City of Fort Lauderdale’s boundaries that has collectively developed and completed a project during 2015 is invited to nominate it for an award.
The project should reflect a combination of social, physical, and collaborative revitalization efforts. It should also include hands-on work by members of the community and the focus should be generating positive change through neighborhood improvement. Examples of these types of projects include, but are not limited to:
- Neighborhood cleanups
- Waterway cleanups
- Green spaces
- Park improvements
- Litter control projects
- Graffiti cleanups
- "Adopt a neighbor" home improvement projects