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.
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
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
Richard Boyd Jr.
Council Liaison - Dr. Michael Schlesinger
Staff Liaison - Sherry Ashley 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
Eleanor (Ellie) McMillan
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
O. David Tharpe, Jr. - Alternate
Gurney Wike - Alternate
Council Liaison - Roy West
Staff Liaison: Andrew Ventresca email
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 - Chair
L.A. Parks - Vice-Chair
Wilson Jay Brown
Council Liaison - C.O. "Jap" Johnson
Staff Liaison: John Ferguson e-mail
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
James T. Millsaps
Council Liaison - Jarrod Phifer
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.
Civil Service Board
Meets as needed. Members are appointed for 3-year terms by a Senior Resident Judge.
Tonya W. Reid
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
Council Liaison - Arnold Watt
Staff Liaison - Andrew Ventresca 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.
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.