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Boards & Commissions Overview

Various boards and commissions assist in the function of the City government.

Listing of Boards & Commissions


Appointments, Elections, & Membership


(Article 2.6, Boards and Commissions – Code of Ordinances)
  • Appointments are made by nomination of the Mayor with approval of City Council
  • Protocol for Appointment: The city clerk shall advise the mayor and council of impending appointments or vacancies at least thirty (30) days in advance. A slate of nominations shall be compiled based on recommendations from the mayor, council, and the board or commission affected. The mayor shall request closure, in accordance with the Open Meetings Law, prior to nomination
  • All members shall be residents of the city. However, if a serving member moves outside the city limits, such member may serve until his/her successor has been duly appointed, or for a maximum period of six (6) months whichever is shorter.
  • Each board and commission has seven members
  • Each body elects a chairman by majority vote
  • Chairmen serve one year or until a successor is elected
  • Members serve three year terms for the following Boards/Commissions: Board of Zoning Appeals, Design Review Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission and the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals. A member of any of these boards or commissions cannot serve more than three (3) full consecutive terms on any board or commission but may at the election of Mayor and Council be appointed to serve on another board or commission
  • The other Boards and Commissions’ terms are as follows:
    1. Recreation Commission - Five year terms (State Code) - A member of the recreation commission shall not serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms after adoption of the ordinance (March 1, 2010), but may, at the election of mayor and council, be appointed to serve on another board or commission.
    2. Roswell Arts Commission - Four year terms – No Term Limits
    3. Downtown Development Authority – Staggered terms – After initial term, term is four (4) years – No Term Limits
  • If members are currently serving an unexpired term, said term shall not be considered an initial term for purposes of these term limits.
  • A position on a board or commission currently being occupied by a holdover member shall either be filled by reappointment, with such reappointment being deemed an initial term for purposes of term limits, be filled by a newly appointed member or be deemed vacant six (6) months (does not pertain to Roswell Arts Commission or the Downtown Development Authority)
  • A member whose term expires may serve until his/her successor has been duly appointed or for a maximum period of six (6) months whichever is shorter (Does not pertain to Roswell Arts Commission or the Downtown Development Authority).
  • Unexcused Absences - The minimum attendance requirement shall be two-thirds (2/3) of the regularly scheduled meetings. Failure to adhere to minimum attendance requirements during any twelve-month period shall cause such member's position to be declared vacant.
  • Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the term in the same manner that original appointments are made.
  • Members shall serve without pay. Members may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in obtaining required training. Such required training shall be designated and approved by the mayor and council.

Boards & Commissions Volunteer Application


If you are interested in serving on one of our boards or commissions, please fill out an application. If there are no vacancies (please see the term expiration dates for each board/commission below), the City will keep your application on file until we have an opening.



Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is authorized to approve variances. A variance is the process by which an applicant can, when meeting specific hardship criteria, request a deviation from certain provisions of the Roswell Unified Development Code (UDC). The Board of Zoning Appeals can only approve variances related to the zoning requirements of the UDC, and can only hear and decide on requests relating to Articles 1-10 and Section 12.7.

Meetings

  • 7 PM, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Second Tuesday of each month

Archives

Members


3 Year Terms

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Nancy Allvine
3
10/10/2019
Training and Consulting
Ida Patterson Dorvee
2
3/24/2017
Attorney
Steve Handel
2
3/23/2018
Business Management/Team Building
Angela Hitch
2
9/28/2018
Attorney
Glenn Maggiola
4
2/10/2017
Operations Manager
Ian Mari
1
9/16/2018
Photographer/Global Management
Richard O’Donnell
3
3/23/2018
Attorney






Construction Board of Adjustment & Appeals

More information coming soon.

Members

  • Six (6) vacant seats
  • One Board member (7th Board Member) - Mike Martin’s term expired on 1/28/16 (can serve 6 months – No Board members will be re-appointed or appointed at this time since the Board does not convene. Mayor Wood will wait until there is an issue and then re-appoint as necessary






Design Review Board

The Roswell Design Review Board works to assure that development plans comply with community design and development policies established by the City of Roswell in its Comprehensive Plan and applicable design guidelines. The DRB is responsible for Initial Design Review and Final Design Review for all development within its jurisdiction with the exception of detached, fee simple and single-family residences.

Meetings

  • 6:30 PM, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers
  • First Tuesday of each month

Archives

Members


3 Year Terms

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Eric Clementi
1
1/13/2017
Architect – Registered in GA
Michele Del Monaco
1
5/28/2017
Real Estate Business Development
Chris Finke
1
8/24/2018
Civil Engineer – Registered in GA
Tom Flowers (Chair)
2
2/24/2017
Landscape Architect
Marcus Mello
2
10/10/2019
Architect
Roberto Paredes (Vice Chair)
5
2/10/2017
Architect – Registered in GA
Brendon Walsh
1
12/22/2017
Land Developer – Residential Contractor's License

Roswell Code of Ordinances Article 2.6 - Boards and Commissions - Section 2.6.2 Composition

The Design Review Board membership shall include, unless otherwise approved by Mayor and Council, individuals with the following qualifications in addition to any listed in this article:
  1. At least one (1) member shall be an architect with a current state registration.
  2. At least one (1) member shall be a landscape architect with current registration.
  3. At least one (1) member shall be licensed commercial building contractor.





Downtown Development Authority

Roswell’s DDA was formed to improve the economy of Roswell by coordinating public/private programs that promote the redevelopment and growth of Roswell’s central business district. The DDA works to assure the long-term economic stability of downtown Roswell by maintaining the small town character of the district and supporting values that assure Roswell is a great place to live, work, play, invest and do business.

Meetings

  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Room 220
  • First Tuesday of each month

Archives

Members


Staggered terms
2 yrs (2 board members); 4 yrs (2 board members); 6 yrs (3 board members)
Once the initial term expires, the term is 4 years (O.C.G.A. §36-42-2)

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Monica Hagewood (Chair)*
2
1/9/2020
Commercial Real Estate – Owns Business in Roswell/Landscape Architect
Mike Curling*
1
1/9/2018
Director of Investments/Owns business within DDA Boundaries
David Lyon
1
1/9/2018
Business Broker and Realtor
Lonnie Mimms
1
1/9/2016
serves until reappointed or until a successor has been duly appointed
Investor and Re-developer of Commercial Real Estate/Owns business within DDA Boundaries
Steve Rowe*
1
1/9/2018
Planning and Landscape Architect/Owns business within DDA Boundaries
David Schmit*
2
1/9/2018
Real Estate Developer/Builder Focusing on Community Revitalization/Owns business in Roswell
Randy Schultz*
1
1/9/2018
Financial Services-Banking Executive/Lives in Historic District

*Monica Hagewood – Initial term (4 years) expired 1/9/2016 – Reappointed 1/25/2016 – Next term is 4 years
*Mike Curling – filling an unexpired 6 year term
*Lonnie Mimms – Term Expired 1/9/2016 - Serve until reappointed or another member is appointed for this post)
*Steve Rowe – filling an unexpired 6 year term
*David Schmit – Initial term (2 years) expired 1/9/2014 – Reappointed 2/10/2014 - Next term is 4 years
*Randy Schultz – filling an unexpired 4 year term
Initial staggered terms were selected randomly. The members were nominated by the Council posts and assigned to those posts so their successors will be nominated upon the expiration of those terms by that post member.






Historic Preservation Commission

The Roswell Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was established with the mission to protect and preserve the historical and archaeological resources of the community. The HPC is responsible for the design review of projects proposed for the 640-acre Roswell Historic District. The Commission is comprised of Roswell citizen volunteers who are appointed to carry out the review process. A majority of the members are required to have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history or architecture.

Property owners and occupants within the Historic District desiring to make external material changes to their properties are required to obtain approval from the HPC. Such changes include any construction of new buildings, any change in the exterior architectural appearance of existing buildings, demolition or moving of buildings, or any change in external environmental features.

Meetings

  • 6 PM, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month

Archives

Applications & Resources

Members


3 Year Terms

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Chad Hagan
1
6/24/2017
Commercial Real Estate/Investment Banking
Richard Hallberg
6
2/10/2017
Residential Remodeling
Tony Landers (Chair)
3
6/24/2017
Government Services/Development Leadership
Tom Lynch
1
10/28/2016
serves until a successor has been duly appointed or for a maximum period of six months (April 28, 2017)
Retired/Previous Real Estate
Judy Meer (Vice Chair)
6
2/10/2017
Business Owner – Meer Electric
Alex Paulson
2
2/10/2017
Architect
Simone du Boise
1
6/29/2019
Architect






Planning Commission

The Roswell Planning Commission was established to survey and study the existing conditions and probable future developments of the area in order to plan for physical, social and economic growth. The Planning Commission provides input into the Comprehensive Plan, recommends changes to the Unified Development Code (UDC), and considers subdivision of land and other land use regulations. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations for rezoning, concurrent variances, and conditional use permits prior to the hearing by the City Council.

The Planning Commission is comprised of Roswell citizen volunteers who are appointed by the City Council to deal with land and zoning issues.

Meetings

  • 7 PM, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month

Archives

Applications & Resources

Members


3 Year Terms

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Bryan Chamberlain
2
2/10/2017
Business Owner (Sign Company)
Sidney Dodd
2
2/24/2017
Real Estate
Chris Foley (Vice Chair)
1
4/4/2017
Product Development/Management/Marketing
Cheryl Greenway (Chair)
3
3/23/2018
Accounting - CPA
Jeff Jablonski
1
11/1/2017
Corporate Pilot
Ronald Bevan
1
7/8/2019
Sales Management Executive
Vacant
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Recreation Commission

The Roswell Recreation and Parks Department continues to strive to meet the leisure needs of the citizens of Roswell by providing quality comprehensive recreational opportunities and quality comprehensive parks and facilities.

Meetings

  • 6:30 PM, Adult Recreation Center, Ballroom
    830 Grimes Bridge Road (*location subject to change)
  • Last Thursday of each month

Archives

Members


5 Year Terms
State law (O.C.G.A. §36.64.5)

Board Member

Terms in Office

Expiration of Term

Occupation/Experience

Richard Dreger
1
5/13/2018
Attorney
Debra Ewing (Chair)
2
7/8/2018
Fulton County Government
Theo Keyserling
1
9/23/2018
Search and Talent Management
Angelia Parham
1
10/29/2017
Gwinnett County – Director of Support Services
Thomas Pratt
2
7/25/2021
Management – Economics and Public Mgt.
Jay Small
1
1/28/2018
Sr. Director of Internal Audit
Lawrence Catchpole
1
4/25/2021
Sales and Business Executive; Strategic Planning

Recreation Commission created under Provisions of O.C.G.A § 36-64-5. - Establishment of recreation board; powers and responsibilities; members; terms; officers; vacancies and Section 14.1.1 of the Roswell City Code - Recreation Commission.

The parks and recreation board will submit their proposed budget to the mayor and city council for approval on or before May 1 of each year. The mayor will appoint all members to the parks and recreation board for a term of five (5) years. Vacancies on the board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the mayor for the unexpired term. All appointments shall be subject to the approval of council. Each member of the recreation commission shall reside in the City of Roswell at the time of appointment and at all times during which such person serves on the commission. However, if a serving member moves outside the city limits, such member may serve until his/her successor has been duly appointed, or for a maximum period of six (6) months, whichever is shorter.

A member of the recreation commission shall not serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms but may, at the election of mayor and council, be appointed to serve on another board or commission. If members of the recreation commission are currently serving an unexpired term, said term shall not be considered an initial term for purposes of these term limits. A position on the recreation commission currently being occupied by a holdover member shall either be filled by reappointment, with such reappointment being deemed an initial term for purposes of term limits, be filled by a newly appointed member or be deemed vacant six (6) months after adoption of this ordinance. A member whose term expires after adoption of this ordinance (March 1. 2010) may serve until his/her successor has been duly appointed or for a maximum period of six (6) months, whichever is shorter.