Commissions & Boards


Statesville Citizens are appointed to serve on a variety of commissions and committee that are very important to the working of our City. If you are interested in serving on a commission, download the form (Volunteer Form Download) or contact Nancy Burns for a Volunteer Application Form by calling 704-878-3583 or by email.

Planning Board

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m.
Members appointed for 3-year terms by City Council (6) and County Commissioners (2)
Reviews and makes recommendations on planning policies, ordinances, and procedures; advises City Council on the means for carrying out these plans; considers Zoning Ordinance text changes, changes in the zoning designation of properties; major development proposals and major subdivisions of property.
Robb Collier - Chair
Bernard Robertson
Mark Tart
Scott Neely
Duane Smyth
Bo Walker
Council Liaison - Michael Johnson
Staff Liaison - Sherry Ashley email

Historic Preservation Commission

Meets the 4th Thursday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. 

Members are appointed for three-year terms by City Council, Chpt. 22, Sec. 65.20

Jonathan Dearman - Chair
Barry Whitesides - Vice-Chair
Keith Pace
Richard Boyd Jr.
Janice Burns
Steven DiFiore
Todd Lang
Brian Long
Marni Nichols
Council Liaison - Bonita Eisele
Staff Liaison - Alison Adams email

Community Appearance Commission

(The Community Appearance Commission was recently combined with the Tree Board and expanded to 11 members)

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center at noon.

Members are appointed by the Mayor for three-year terms.
Anne Rhyne -  Chair

Ellie McMillan
Cecelia (Ann) Moore
Sharon Molleur
Carol Oliphant
Nancy Saint
Ann Speaks
Staff Liaison - Lynn Miller email 


Board of Adjustment

Meets as needed in the City Hall Council Chambers at 12:30 p.m.
Members are appointed for 3-year terms by City Council
A Quasi-judicial body which meets to consider appeals of Planning staff orders or decisions, as well as requests for variances from the regulations confined within the Zoning Ordinance.
Margery Turnipseed - Chair
David Steele - Vice-Chair
John Gilbert III
Larry Rosenfeld
O. David Tharpe, Jr.
David Aman
Sandra Campbell - Alternate
Eric Carrillo - Alternate
Council Liaison - Roy West
Staff Liaison: Phil Collins email

Airport Commission

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the 2nd floor City Hall conference room at noon. 

Members are appointed for 3-year terms by City Council.

Stephen Johnson -  Chair
Billy Shomaker - Vice-Chair
Kevin Sarro
David Alexander
Wilson Jay Brown
L.A. Parks
Council Liaison - C.O. "Jap" Johnson
Staff: Phil Collins email

ABC Board

Meets monthly at the ABC Store.

Members are appointed for 3-year terms by Mayor & Council, Sec. 6.1 of the City Charter.

Michelle Rokes
David Pope
James T. Millsaps

Statesville Housing Authority

Members appointed by the Mayor for five-year terms.
Barbara Davidson - Chair
Gloria Hager - Vice-Chair
Howard F. Bryan
Mary Mack
Bernardeane Moton

Civil Service Board

Meets as needed. Members are appointed for 3-year terms by a Senior Resident Judge.

Michael Cleaves
Aimee Riemann
Mitchell Johnson

Jay White


Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee (DRC) reviews changes made in the CB: Community Business, CBP: Community Business Perimeter and the Downtown Municipal Service District. The DRC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM in the third floor Conference Room of the Statesville City Hall, 225 South Center Street. The public is invited to attend these meetings.



Bryan George
Jane Gettsinger
Chuck Goode
Rebecca Jones
John Marshall

Nancy Burns
City Managers Office
email Nancy