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Volunteers needed to serve on City boards & commissions

December 06, 2016

Boards & CommissionsThe City of Johns Creek is seeking volunteers interested in serving on its five boards and commissions.
 
Residents who are interested in serving on the Arts & Culture Board, Public Art Board, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Construction Board of Appeals, can nominate themselves for board positions. Residents with the time, ability and desire to actively participate on these boards are asked to please apply online.
 
The Arts & Culture Board, which has 11 members, promotes the arts by making recommendations to the Mayor and City Council about enriching the City's cultural scene. The board advocates for the arts as well as studies and makes quarterly recommendations to City Council about policies and proposed programs or artwork in Johns Creek. The Arts & Culture Board members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Each board member is appointed to a two-year term and may serve consecutive terms.  The Arts & Culture Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.

The Public Art Board, which has five members, reviews proposals for public art work and provides recommendations to the City Council as outlined in the Public Art Ordinance and Public Art Master Plan. The Public Art Board may develop standards for Public Art on City property, including the selection of works of art and special landscape treatments, with the final review and approval by the Mayor and City Council. Each board member is appointed by the Mayor & City Council to four-year terms. The Public Art Board meets as proposals are received.

The Planning Commission, which has seven members, reviews zoning cases and serves as a recommending body to the Mayor and City Council for the purpose of upholding and implementing the vision and objectives as outlined in Comprehensive Plan and accompanying regulatory ordinances such as zoning and subdivisions. Planning Commission members are appointed by Mayor & City Council and serve two year, staggered terms. The Planning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
 
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), which has seven members, decides on cases requesting variances and/or code interpretations on the regulatory ordinances of the City, including but not limited to zoning and land development regulations. Further, the board shall hear cases requesting an appeal to a staff interpretation and/or decision on the above referenced ordinances. Other ordinances adopted in the future that include regulatory requirements which affect building and development may come under the purview of this Board. The BZA is a decision making board in that any appeal to its decisions shall be made to the Superior Court of Georgia.  BZA members are appointed by Mayor & City Council and serve two year, staggered terms. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

The Construction Board of Appeals, which has five members, decides on cases requesting variances, code interpretation or an appeal to a staff decision on regulatory ordinances of the construction of buildings or the life safety within such structures.  The Johns Creek Construction Board of Appeals is appointed by Mayor & City Council and does not currently have a regular meeting schedule.  Ideal candidates include persons in the architecture, construction and engineering field.  When one is established, meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers.

Questions? Call City Hall at 678-512-3200 or email info@JohnsCreekGA.gov.