Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Citizen Board and Commission Applications

Applications for appointments to citizen boards and commissions beginning January 1, 2016 must be submitted to City Clerk Marie Copeland via email at or in person at City Hall, 1207 Palm Boulevard, no later than August 31, 2016.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is composed of seven (7) qualified electors of the City who shall be appointed by a majority of City Council. All members serve as such without compensation. No member may hold an elected Public office in the City.

The terms of office for members shall be staggered two (2) year terms. The term of four (4) members shall expire on December 31 of each odd-numbered year. The term for the other three (3) members shall expired on December 31 of each even-numbered year. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by City Council. Members may be re-appointed to succesive terms. The Commission elects one member as Chairman and one as Vice-Chairman, whose terms shall be for one (1) calendar year. The Commission shall also appoint a secretary, who may be an officer or an employee of the City or the Commission.

The Commission shall adopt rules of procedure and shall keep a record of its resolutions, findings and determinations which records shall be a public record.


Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board shall consist of five (5) citizens of the City, each to be appointed by a majority of council. The term of office of each members shall be for three (3) years, and until a successor is appointed and qualified. Terms of members shall be staggered. All terms shall begin on January 1. The appointments for each year will be announced by the Mayor at a special City Council meeting, to be held on the first Tuesday of January.

Meetings of the Board shall be held upon the call of the Chairman or at such other times as the Board may determine. The zoning administrator and the secretary of the Board shall attend all meetings and the secretary shall keep a record of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact.


Code Board of Appeals

City Council shall appoint seven (7) Citizens of the City to serve four (4) year staggered terms.

Whenever possible, the Board shall be composed of one (1) licensed engineer, one (1) licensed architect and five (5) members at large from the building industry. The Code Board of Appeals was established for the express purpose of providing for the final interpretation of provisions of the technical construction and related codes adopted by the City.


  • Robert Abel - Term Expires 12/31/2018
  • Thomas (Buzzy) Bramble - Term Expires 12/31/2018
  • Phillip Smith - Term Expires 12/31/2019
  • Brian Garner - Term Expires 12/31/2020
  • William Mitchell - Term Expires 12/31/2019
  • Ann Sherrill - Term Expires 12/31/2017
  • Alan Shoultz - Term Expires 12/31/2017
  • Douglas Kerr - Director of Building, Planning and Zoning

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

The Accommodations Tax Committee is an advisory committee that consists of seven (7) members, with a majority being selected from the hospitality industry of the City of Isle of Palms. At least two (2) of the members must be from the lodging industry and one (1) member shall represent the cultural organizations. Appointed members shall serve terms of three (3) years. APPLICATIONS  for funding (revised April 7, 2010) should be submitted to City Hall as far in advance of the next meeting as possible.  Applicants should read the Letter of Introduction.  Applications may be submit electronically to City Clerk Marie Copeland at or in hard copy to 1207 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 29451.


Water & Sewer Commission

Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission website


  • Chairman - Nicholas Stroud
  • Vice Chairman - Curtis Helfrich, PE
  • Secretary - Diann Fill  
  • Dana Love 
  • Jay Leigh


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