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Durham Hosts 2019 Golden Leaf Awards April 18

Free Event Open to the Public; Voting for People’s Choice Award Ends March 25

Post Date:03/15/2019 10:18 AM

Durham, N.C. – Who will walk away with the Golden Leaf award for their Durham property voted to be the best in their category? Mark your calendar now to find out at the 2019 Golden Leaf Awards Reception and Ceremony.


This year’s event is set for Thursday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m. in the newly renovated lobby of the Legacy Tower (formally the NC Mutual Life Building), located at 411 W. Chapel Hill St. The event is free, open to the public, and Durham residents are encouraged to attend. New for this year, the ceremony is forgoing a formal presentation for a gallery-style award ceremony where guests are invited to browse the displays of the various award winners.


Hosted by the Durham City-County Appearance Commission and Keep Durham Beautiful, the event will recognize properties that provide positive attributes to the built environment. Homeowners, building owners, architects, landscape architects, developers, realtors, and anyone involved in design, planning, and construction in Durham have entered projects completed within the last five years for this year’s competition.


Residents are also encouraged to visit the 2019 Golden Leaf Awards website at by Monday, March 25 to review all of the nominated properties and cast their vote for their favorite project for the People’s Choice Award.


For more information about this annual awards program, visit or contact Durham City-County Planning Department Senior Planner Kayla Seibel, AICP at or (919) 560-4137, ext. 28271.


About the Durham City-County Appearance Commission

The Durham City-County Appearance Commission is made up of 15 members, seven appointed by the City Council and eight appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Its mission is to cultivate visual appeal and recognize the benefits of good design, which enhance quality of life for the residents of Durham City and County.

About Keep Durham Beautiful

Keep Durham Beautiful is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham General Services Department and Durham County to encourage residents, businesses, and community organizations to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects, waste reduction, and educational activities. To learn more, visit the website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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