The City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Board is a City Advisory Board that 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.”

The Community Appearance Awards Program is 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.

Community Appearance Awards (WOW 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.

Paula Tighe, of the Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, is a member of the CAB.

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