Appearance Commission


  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • If necessary, the fourth Wednesday of each month is available
  • 7:30 p.m.
Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Council Chambers
Skokie, IL 60077

Agendas and Reports
Agendas and reports are available prior to the meetings and are posted on the Village website.  Minutes are available following approval.  View Agendas, Reports and Results
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  • Michael Lynk, Chair
  • Thomas DaMario, Vice Chair
  • Maryjane Klein
  • Joe Maschek
  • Julie Naumiak
  • Jay Pathak
  • Archana Shah


  • Ralph Klein, Trustee Liaison
  • Pramod Shah, Village Clerk 
  • Brian Augustine

Purpose and Duties

The Appearance Commission is responsible for enhancing the quality of the built environment in the Village; it reviews all proposed new buildings, and aesthetic changes to existing buildings, signage, and landscaping plans.


The Commission consists of seven appointed commissioners and is staffed by advisors from the Planning and Building Divisions.  Commissioners serve three-year terms and are professionals in the fields of architecture, graphics, landscape design, urban planning, and building trades.  Complete applications must be received no later than 12 days prior to the established meeting date.  Please see the Appearance Commission Application (PDF) for filing fees and submittal requirements.  The Commission is the final hearing body regarding design.

Access the online, interactive Appearance Commission Application

More Information

For more information regarding Appearance Commission cases, hearing dates, and submittal requirements or deadlines, contact Brenda Herman or Mary Ann Gliffe at 847/933-8223.