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Boards and Commissions
The City of Salisbury has 12 active, standing boards and commissions created and appointed by Salisbury City Council.
  A description of the duties and purpose of these boards is summarized below.  Each summary includes information on when and where meetings are generally conducted and the staff liaison for each board and commission. 

Board terms are staggered three-year terms and generally end March 31 of each year; however, applications are accepted on a continual basis and kept on file for consideration in the event a vacancy occurs.  Applicants must be 18 years old and a resident of the City of Salisbury, with the exception of the Greenway Committee, Transportation Advisory Board and the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) seats on the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. 

The City of Salisbury also appoints individuals to the Salisbury Tourism and Cultural Development Commission.  The terms for this Board are two-year staggered terms ending June 30 of each year, and there are specific areas of expertise required for Board membership. 

The City of Salisbury invites individuals who have a desire to make a difference in the community, and who would like to be a part of the public process, to apply to serve on a City Board or Commission.

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Community Appearance Commission
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Lynn Raker, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5235
lrake@salisburync.gov

Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday​​ of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.​ There is no meeting held during the month of July.

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Special Requirements: Efforts are made to maintain a majority of members who have had special training or experience in a design field, such as architecture, landscape design, horticulture, city planning or a closely related field.

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Greenway Committee​
Stephen Brown, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-4481

The Greenway Committee’s mission is to provide advice related to the greenway development, promotion of the greenway usage and assist staff with decisions relating to the current and future plans for the greenway system.  The committee will assist in the development of greenway policies and provide direction involving programs at the greenway, personnel, maintenance, finances and the acquisition of lands and properties.

The Greenway Committee meets the 2
nd Wednesday of each quarter (January, April, July, October) at 5:15 p.m. at City Park.

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Historic Preservation Commission​
Catherine Garner, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5324
cgarn@salisburync.gov

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for receiving and approving certificates of appropriateness for structures within local historic districts as well as recommending to the City Council areas to be designated by ordinance as local historic districts.

Meetings are held the 2
nd Thursday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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Special Requirements: All members must reside within the City of Salisbury, and efforts are made to have at least one representative from each of the four residential districts.  All members must have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.  Good faith efforts must be made to appoint professionals from the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, or other related disciplines to the extent that such professionals are available in the community and willing to serve.

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Housing Advocacy Commission

Chris Branham, Staff Liaison
(704) 216-7564
cbran@salisburync.gov

The Housing Advocacy Commission is a newly created Board responsible for developing programs and receiving reports on activities related to housing and neighborhood conditions.  The Housing Advocacy Commission will provide a forum for issues related to fair housing and tenant/landlord responsibilities, and seek ways to improve the condition of housing and neighborhoods within the City and its surrounding areas.  The Housing Advocacy Commission has two standing Committees:  the Code Enforcement Committee and the Community Involvement and Education Committee.

Meetings of the HAC are held 1
st Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  No meetings are held in July.

The Code Enforcement Committee meets the 1
st Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the 1st floor conference at City Hall.  There are no meetings in July.

The Community Involvement and Education Committee meets the 4
th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.  There are no meetings in December.

Download an HAC brochure:
Before You Rent
Being a Good Tenant
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Human Relations Council​​
Michelle Nguyen, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5217
mnguy@salisburync.gov​

The mission of the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council is to create an environment of hospitality, inclusiveness, acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of all people.  The Human Relations Council membership is appointed by the City Council and the Human Relations Council.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Office.

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Hurley Park Advisory Board​
Daphne Beck, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-4459
dbeck@salisburync.gov
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Hurley Park office, 302 E. Franklin Street.​​

The Hurley Park Advisory Committee assists in the development of Hurley Park and seeks sponsors for Hurley Park in accordance with the master plan.  The Committee also reviews and recommends developmental ideas presented to the Committee by the staff of the City of Salisbury or any other interested parties.

Meetings are held the 2
nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Hurley Park office, 302 E. Franklin Street.

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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Zack Kyle, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5291
zkyle@salisburync.gov

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the department, the City Manager, City Council and citizens of the community.  The board advises and consults with Council on matters affecting Parks and Recreation policies and procedures.

Meetings are held the 2
nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at rotating park facilities.

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Planning Board
Preston Mitchell, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5244
pmitc@salisburync.gov

The Planning Board is responsible for providing growth management and land development policy, zoning ordinance (LDO) and development proposal recommendations to the City Council.

Meetings are held the 2
nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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Special Requirements: 2 of the Planning Board’s 12 members must be appointed from the City of Salisbury’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) area.
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Public Art Committee

Lynn Raker, Staff Liaison
704-638-5235
lrake@salisburync.gov
Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Gateway Building, 204 East Innes Street. Usually in the 2nd floor conference room.
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John Sofley, Staff Liaison
704-638-5309​
jsofl@salisburync.gov

The Tourism and Cultural Development Commission serves as the appointed body for tourism and cultural development for the City of Salisbury.  The Commission suggests policies to the City Council and staff within its authority and serves as a liaison between the City of Salisbury, the tourism industry, cultural organizations, tourists, and citizens of the community. 

Meetings are held the 2nd  Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Gateway Building, 204 East Innes Street.

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Special Requirements:  Membership is comprised of 3 members affiliated with businesses that collect occupancy tax; 3 members active in the promotion of travel and tourism; 1 member who serves on the Rowan County TDA; 1 At-large member; and 1 member of the City Council.

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Rodney Harrison, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5252

The Transportation Advisory Board serves as the advisory board for the Transit Division and the City.  The board serves as a liaison between the Division, the Manager, the City Council and citizens of the community.  The board shall consult, advise and make recommendations to the Director of the Division in matters affecting service design, service scheduling, service fares, unmet needs in the service area, marketing, and performance measures. 

The Transportation Advisory Board meets on an as-needed basis, and all meetings are posted by Special Notice.

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Mark Martin, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5255
mmart@salisburync.gov

The Salisbury Tree Board advocates the planting, preservation and planting of trees on public rights-of-way and public properties. 

The Tree Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Conference Room at 1 Water Street.

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West End Development Committee 
Janet Gapen, Staff Liaison
704-638-5230
jgape@salisburync.gov

No formally adopted meeting schedule. Meetings will be held as needed.

 

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Zoning Board of Adjustment
David Phillips, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5212
dphil@salisburync.gov

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a “quasi-judicial” administrative body that operates on a level between the enforcement officers and the courts through interpretation of the zoning ordinance.  The responsibility of the board is to interpret the meaning of parts of the ordinance that are unclear; apply the ordinance to particular fact situations; and correct any mistakes or abuses of discretion that the Zoning Administrator may have made in administering the ordinance. 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Alternate Methods of Design Commission
Preston Mitchell, Staff Liaison
(704) 638-5244

The Alternate Methods of Design Commission has the authority to consider requests of compliance against specific provisions of the Land Development Ordinance by which the spirit and intent of specific design provisions may be upheld.

The Alternate Methods of Design Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the One Stop Development Shop conference room.

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City Clerk's Office
217 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 638-5224
 

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