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 expire 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 successive 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.

The Planning Commission creates and approves a Comprehensive Plan and makes a recommendation on the Plan to the Council. The Planning Commission undertakes a continuing planning program for the physical, social, and economic growth, development, and redevelopment of the City of Isle of Palms. The Commission also makes land use decisions that are consistent with the policies and plans formally adopted by the City Council.


  • Richard Steinert - Term Expires 12/31/2025
  • Ron Denton - Term Expires 12/31/2025
  • David Cohen - Term Expires 12/31/2024
  • Tim Ahmuty- Term Expires 12/31/2024
  • Sandy Stone - Term Expires 12/31/2024
  • Suzanne Nagelski - Term Expires 12/31/2025
  • Jeffrey Rubin - Term Expires 12/31/2025
  • Douglas Kerr - Director of Building, Planning and Zoning

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