city of greenville sc
Boards and Commissions
PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are subject to change or cancellation of scheduled dates and locations pursuant to public notice.
Applications are accepted throughout the year by the Office of the City Clerk. Applications
are reviewed by City Council six to eight weeks prior to a term's expiration date
and as unexpected vacancies occur during the year. Applicant interviews may be scheduled
with City Council members prior to appointment recommendations being made. Applications
are maintained on file for two years from the date of the application and may be
updated at any time by resubmitting a new application to the Office of the City
Apply for a Board or Commission
Any member who for reasons other than sickness or bona fide emergency misses three consecutive regular meetings, or 30 percent of all meetings within a calendar year, shall be removed from the board or commission. The position shall be declared vacant by the city council, which shall fill the vacancy. Where good cause for the absences is shown, the council may in its discretion reappoint the removed member. (Code of Ordinances Section 2-233 (b)(6)(a))
Boards and Commissions Listing
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
PURPOSE: Advises Council on the expenditure of accommodations tax funds
generated locally for the purpose of promoting tourism, arts, and cultural
affairs in the community.
WHO: The seven members of this committee serve two-year terms.
WHEN: Approximately three meetings are held per year at City Hall in March. Mid-year disbursements from time
to time may require additional meetings.
STAFF CONTACT: Kristina Junker,
Requirement: Members are selected from the hospitality and lodging industry, as
well as from the community at large. Residency is required for at-large member.
The business location of the Hospitality and Lodging members must be located in
Arts in Public Places Commission
PURPOSE: Evaluates and recommends specific pieces of art for placement throughout the City; develops, adopts, and periodically revises a plan for the identification of strategic sites for the placement of objects of public art; establishes partnerships and funding opportunities for public art; and promotes awareness of art, and public art in particular, in the community.
WHO: Nine members serve three-year terms.
WHEN: 4 pm, fourth Thursday of the month in the Ninth Floor conference room of
STAFF CONTACT: Tracy Ramseur,
Board of Zoning Appeals
PURPOSE: Hears and decides where it is alleged that there is an error of law in
any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning
WHO: Seven members serve three-year terms.
WHEN: Meets on third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., City Hall.
STAFF CONTACT: Nathalie Schmidt, Development
Commission on Fire and Police Practices
PURPOSE: The Commission on Fire and Police Practices addresses grievances of
uniformed employees in the fire and police departments and hears concerns of
members of the public about the conduct of fire fighters and/or police officers,
and makes recommendations to the City Council and to the City Manager about
practices and procedures in effect at the respective departments.
WHO: Five members serve five-year terms.
WHEN: Meetings are held quarterly (January, April, July, and October) each year,
and as special needs arise, in City Hall.
STAFF CONTACT: Stephen Kolvacik,
Fire Chief, 864-467-4445.
Requirement: Applicants are subject to a thorough reference check and must be at
least 30 years of age.
Community Development Advisory Committee
PURPOSE: Advises the Community Development Division Staff in planning,
development, implementation, and assessment of all projects funded or proposed
to be funded through the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs.
WHO: Twelve members serve two-year terms.
WHEN: Approximately 4-6 meetings per year during September through March at 5:00
p.m., City Hall.
STAFF CONTACT: Ginny Stroud, Community
Construction and Maintenance Board of Adjustments & Appeals
PURPOSE: Acts upon appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the
code official relative to the application and interpretation of the Building
Code, Residential Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, Fuel Gas Code, National
Electrical Code, Fire Code, Energy Code, or Property Maintenance Code.
WHO: Nine members serve three-year terms.
WHEN: Meets on an as-needed basis.
STAFF CONTACT: Steve Landrith, Building and Zoning,
Requirement: Residency is required for the lay member. For other members,
residency is not required, but all members must be licensed by the State of
South Carolina in the fields of architecture, engineering, electrical
engineering, general contractor, mechanical engineering, and plumbing.
Design Review Board
PURPOSE: Acts on requests for exterior modifications to buildings/structures in
Preservation Overlay Districts and in the Central Business District; makes
recommendations to City Council on new Preservation Overlay Districts.
WHO: Nine members, two-year terms.
WHEN: Meets monthly, first Thursdays, 4:00 p.m., City Hall.
STAFF CONTACT: Bryan Wood, Zoning
Requirement: Members must be licensed by the State of South Carolina in the
fields of architecture, engineering, real estate, landscape architecture.
Developers, preservationists, historic district residents/property owners, and
Central Business District residents/property owners also make up the composition
of the Commission.
Go to Design Review Board Forms and
of Greenville Architectural Inventory
City of Greenville Historic
National Register of Historic Places
Department of Archives and History
National Trust for Historic
National Park Service
Firemen's Pension Fund Board of Trustees
PURPOSE: Manages the Firemen's Pension Fund and its investments in order to provide for a retirement pension for disabled and retired firefighters of the Greenville City Fire Department.
WHO: Five members serve four-year terms.
WHEN: Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.
STAFF CONTACT: Stephen Kovalcik, Fire Chief, 864-467-4445.
Green Ribbon Advisory Committee
PURPOSE: Advises City Council on sustainability and related environmentally responsible practices in designing, constructing, and managing capital improvements and in city operations. The Committee shall assist in developing and maintaining a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.
WHO: Seven members serve two-year terms.
REQUIREMENT: Preference will be given to applicants who reside or are employed within city limits and demonstrate interest in sustainable practices.
WHEN: Third Wednesday of the month, 10 am, Ninth Floor Conference Room, City Hall
STAFF CONTACT: Dana Souza, 864-467-4355.
View the by-laws
Greenville Housing Authority
PURPOSE: Plans, undertakes, finances, constructs, and operates public housing
projects and programs in the City of Greenville.
WHO: Seven members serve five-year terms.
WHEN: Meets third Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in GHA office, Scott
STAFF CONTACT: Ginny Stroud,
Community Development Administrator, 864-467-4568.
Municipal Election Commission
PURPOSE: Conducts/supervises all municipal and special elections.
WHO: Three members serve six-year terms.
WHEN: Meets three to four times per year during election year or as needed. Meets
at City Hall, times TBA.
STAFF CONTACT: Camilla Pitman,
City Clerk, 864-467-4431.
PURPOSE: Makes recommendations to City Council on zoning and annexation issues;
reviews and approves all new subdivisions; is involved in comprehensive planning
to improve the health and welfare of the public.
WHO: The Planning Commission consists of 7 City of Greenville residents appointed
by City Council. Members of the Board serve four-year terms, and may serve for
WHEN: Meets monthly on second Thursday at 4 pm at City Hall.
STAFF CONTACT: Nathalie Schmidt, Development
Planner, 864-467-4476. For preliminary subdivisions, you may contact the
City Engineering Office at 864-467-4400.
Go to Planning Commission Forms and
PURPOSE: To advise City Council, the City Manager, and other city staff to ensure Greenville
youth are involved in the city's comprehensive planning, to increase communication between
the city's adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part
of government decision making.
WHO: 16-24 members, high school and college/university students, up to the age of 21
WHEN: Monthly; times and locations TBA.
STAFF CONTACT: Pam Davis, Recreation Programs Manager, 864-467-8008.
View By-Laws | More Information on the Youth Commission
Other Boards and Commissions
The Mayor and City Council also appoint a limited number of members to the
following boards, which do not directly advise City Council, but act as
policy-making boards and oversee the operations of their respective independent
agencies. For information on these boards and commissions, call the City Clerk
- SCTAC Board of Directors
- Greenville Airport Commission
- Greenville Hospital Board of Trustees
- Greenville Housing Futures, Inc.
- Greenville Transit Authority
- Convention and Visitors Bureau