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.

Mark Tart- Chair

Bernard Robertson-Vice Chair

Scott Neely
Brian Long
Bo Walker

Don Daniel

Todd Lange

Larry Rosenfeld - Alternate

Council Liaison - William Morgan
Staff Liaison - Andrew Ventresca 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.
Brittany Marlowe

Ginny Ton

Agnes Wanman

Walt Wynne

Council Liaison - Dr. Michael Schlesinger
Staff Liaison - Kalen Martin e-mail

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

Lee Hollifield
Tim Johnson

Lynn Lawton

Eleanor (Ellie) McMillan

Sharon Molleur

Cheryl Matthews

David Rokes

Ann Speaks

Elizabeth Sheeks

Kelly Sheeks

Council Liaison - Vacant

Partners - DSDC - Marin Tomlin 
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.

David Steele - Chair

David Aman - Vice-Chair

John Gilbert III
Nicholas Yount
Sandra Campbell

O. David Tharpe, Jr. - Alternate

Gurney Wike - Alternate

Council Liaison - Roy West
Staff Liaison: Andrew Ventresca 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

L.A. Parks - Vice-Chair

Todd Bodell

David Alexander
Wilson Jay Brown
L.A. Parks

Mike Colyer

Council Liaison - C.O. "Jap" Johnson
Staff Liaison: John Ferguson e-mail 

ABC Board

Meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the ABC Store located at 311 S. Center Street

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


Michelle Rokes
David Pope
James T. Millsaps

Council Liaison - Jarrod Phifer

Statesville Housing Authority

Members appointed by the Mayor for five-year terms.
Barbara Davidson

Josh Dailey

John Gallina

Mary Mack
Bernardeane Moton

Civil Service Board

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

Jay White

Sloan Goforth
Tonya W. Reid

Kevin Ross

Sheila Alston


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.


Chuck Goode - Chair

Bryan George - Vice-Chair
Lisa McBane
Rebecca Jones
John Marshall

Council Liaison - Arnold Watt

Staff Liaison - Kalen Martin e-mail


Nancy Burns
City Managers Office
email Nancy