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 the Assistant Deputy Clerk 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

Brian Long
Bo Walker

Don Daniel

Todd Lange

Larry Rosenfeld

Rosetta Williams-Alternate

Charlotte Reid-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

Glenn Setzer
Richard Boyd Jr.
Brittany Hill

Agnes Wanman

Walt Wynne

Billie Chrystler

Barry Edwards

Donna McMillan

Council Liaison - John Staford
Staff Liaison - Marci Sigmon 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
Ellie McMillian
Tammy McElfresh
Ann Speaks
Craig Romeo
Debbie Workman
Kelly Sheeks
Elizabeth Sheeks
Sherry Harris

Council Liaison - Keith Williams

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

Vacant - Vice-Chair

Gurney Wike
Bill Winters

George Simon

1 Regular Seat Vacant

Wayne Miller - Alternate

Wilbur Jones - Alternate

Council Liaison - Roy West
Staff Liaison: Andrew Ventresca email

Airport Commission

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the 3rd floor City Hall conference room at noon. 

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



Stephen Johnson -  Council Appointee/Chair
David Alexander – Vice Chair
Todd Bodell
Wilson Jay Brown
Mike Colyer
Robert Saltzman
County Appointee – Gene Houpe
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
Ron Matthews

Council Liaison - Jap Johnson

Statesville Housing Authority

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Statesville Housing Authority office located at 110 W. Allison Street.

Members are appointed by the Mayor for five-year terms.


Josh Dailey

John Gallina

Raylla Murray

Diane Fletcher

Bernardeane Moton

Civil Service Board

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


Wayne Miller
W. Carey Parker
Frances Hasan
Dustin McCrary
Vermel Moore

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 - Doris Allison
Staff Liaison - Marci Sigmon e-mail

Stormwater Advisory Commission

The SWAC will meet once or twice per month for the first 9-12 months. Members are appointed for 3-year staggered terms by City Council. This Commission would become educated and knowledgeable about stormwater in Statesville so as to evaluate a stormwater utility and its formulation. This Commission would bring a citizen’s perspective to the Commission, City staff, and Council on related stormwater management issues as they affect stormwater quantity, quality, the City and its citizens.

Frederick Foster
Jim Lawton
Mary Katherine Harbin
David Reese
Arthur Peacock
Chad Lackey
Daniel Pope
Steve Knight
Phillip Myers
Brian Long (non-voting member)
Council Liasion – Michael Johnson
Staff Liaison - Derek Slocum email

Human Relations Commission

This committee is endorsed by the City of Statesville, but is not a City-sponsored board.  It meets monthly on the third Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Rd.  For more information, contact HRC Chairperson Gary West at 704-682-1767.  

Download a copy of the Human Relations Commission Brochure.

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