Boards & Commissions

All Board & Committee Meetings are held at City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC, in the Council Chambers. We encourage citizens to review meeting agendas by accessing them online or calling the City Clerk’s Office at 864.834.8740.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAX)
Advises City Council on the expenditure of accommodations tax funds for promoting tourism, the arts and cultural affairs in the community. Composed of 7 members appointed for a 2-year term, members are selected from the hospitality and lodging industries, as well as from the community at large.

Building and Housing Board of Appeals
Acts upon appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by City code officials regarding the application and interpretation of the building and property codes. Composed of 3 members appointed for a 3-year term, members include architects, engineers, contractors or other persons familiar with the building trade.

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: Edward Kelly, Rebecca Cooper, Ben Klosowski, Mark Garrison, Lamar Mc Carrell

Municipal Election Commission
Conducts and supervises all municipal and special elections. Composed of 3 members appointed for a 6-year term.

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: Dave Koss ( Chairman), Joel Burgess, Duncan Shirley, Don Watson, Ben Cunningham, Claudia Burns, Susan D Franklin

Serve on a Board or Commission
The City of Travelers Rest encourages residents to become involved in your community. One way to do so is to serve in an advisory capacity on one of the City’s various boards and commissions. The City accepts applications on an on-going basis. Interested individuals may apply for appointment to a board or commission by following instructions below.

Application Process
Applications are available online by downloading the form below. You may also get an application by visiting City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, or by calling 864.834.8740 and one will be mailed to you.

Application for Appointment to Serve on a Board or Commission 

Term of Appointment
Depending on the board or commission most members serve for a term of three (3) to six (6) years with the opportunity to serve additional terms.

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