Boards & Commissions

Serve on a Board or Commission
The City of Travelers Rest encourages residents to become involved in their community.  One way to do so is to serve in an advisory capacity on one of the City’s various boards and commissions. All Board and Committee meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC.  We encourage citizens to review meeting agendas by accessing them online or calling the City Clerk’s Office at 864.834.8740.

Application for Appointment to Serve on a Board or Commission


Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAC)
Advises City Council on the expenditure of accommodations tax funds for promoting tourism, and 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. Applicants are not required to live within City limits but must work in or be closely affiliated with the hospitality sector.

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Members: Brice Bay, The Station, Wendy Lynam, Topsoil Restaurant, Kristen Heiselman, Treehouse Café, Steven Bryant, Chick-fil-A, Kristin LaRoy, TR Makers Co, Dave Smits, Kem Theisen, T&S Brass/Ingild Properties


Building & 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. Applicants are required to live within City limits.

Building & Housing Board Members: Ron Finley, Cory Satterfield, Evert Headley


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. Applicants are required to live within City limits.

Board of Zoning Appeals Board Members: Susan Donkers-Franklin, Larry Moore, Mark Garrison, Leslee Alexander, Tom Bates, Jr.


Municipal Election Commission
Supervises all municipal and special elections and certifies the results from these elections. Composed of 3 members appointed for a 6-year term. Applicants are required to live within City limits.

Municipal Election Commission Members:  Harvey Choplin, David Smits, Patti Leonard


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. Applicants are required to live within City limits.

Planning Commission Board Members: Evan Cantrell, Michelle Garrison, Rebecca Cooper, Diane Maxwell, Tony Rackley, Don Watson

The City of Travelers Rest is accepting application for appointment to the Planning Commission. If you are interested, please fill out the application located at the bottom of this page.

Planning Commission

Terms 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.


Submitting Your Application 
The City Clerk accepts applications on an on-going basis. If you would like more information about the City’s Boards and Commissions, please contact the Travelers Rest City Clerk, Carson Ruffrage at 864.834.8740.

Email:
Email completed  application, please download the completed application and email to carson@travelersrestsc.com.

Mail: 
City of Travelers Rest
125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Attn: City Clerk

Application for Appointment to Serve on a Board or Commission