Serve on a Board or Commission

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Serving on a board or commission is an excellent way to give back to the community. Members have the opportunity to serve their fellow citizens and provide guidance and recommendations on specific issues for Council consideration. The City of Travelers Rest is seeking applications to fill at least one Planning Commission seat and at least one Board of Zoning Appeals seat, each for three year terms. Meetings are held at City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC, in the Council Chambers. Interested individuals may apply by following  the instructions below.

Find the Application for Appointment to Serve on a Board or Commission Here.  Applications must be submitted before close of business on November 30, 2022

Submit your application: 
Email: Once you’ve completed the fillable application, click the “Submit Form” button found at the bottom of the form. If the button does not work, please download the completed application and email to [email protected].
Mail: Send your completed application to:
City of Travelers Rest
125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Attn: Amanda Connolly


Board of Zoning Appeals
Reviews land use issues, including proposed variations from the City’s zoning ordinance; special uses that require review to determine compatibility with adjacent properties and appeals of decisions made by the zoning administrator. Composed of 5 members appointed for a 3-year term. Board of Zoning Appeals Board Members: Mark Garrison (Vice -Chair), Larry Moore, Leslee Alexander, Nathan Brown, and Susan Donkers-Franklin.


Planning Commission
Makes recommendations to the City Council on zoning and annexation issues; reviews and approves all new subdivisions and is involved in comprehensive planning to improve the health and welfare of the public. Composed of 7 members appointed for a 3-year term. Planning Commission Board Members: Rebecca Cooper (Chair), Tony Rackley (Vice-Chair), Evan Cantrell, Michelle Garrison, Diane Maxwell, Tom Low, and Don Watson.
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