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Town of Sullivan's Island

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Update (8/17/16):  Application deadline extended to 12NOON Monday, September 12, 2016

Town seeks residents for various Board and Commission seats expiring September 2016:

Planning Commission - 3 seats (3-year terms)
Board of Zoning Appeals - 2 seats (3-year terms)
Design Review Board - 4 seats (3-year terms)
Municipal Election Commission-1 seat (6-year term)
Tree Commission - 2 seats (3-year terms)

Interested?  Please submit an application and questionnaire (below) with your resume to Lisa Darrow (ldarrow@sullivansisland-sc.com or 843-883-5744) or Andy Benke (abenke@sullivansisland-sc.com or 843-883-5726)

Update (8/17/16):  Application deadline extended to 12NOON Monday, September 12, 2016

Application Form: All Boards (Click)

Planning Commission Application Package (Click)
Board of Zoning Application Package (Click) 
Design Review Board Application Package (Click)
Municipal Election Commission Application Package (Click)
Tree Commission Application Package (Click)


The Town has a number of regular advisory boards and commissions comprised of Island residents.  From time to time Council may also establish ad-hoc committees.  These ad-hoc committees are advisory groups that are temporary in nature and assigned a specific scope of responsibility by Council.


Current Town advisory boards and commissions include: 

Planning Commission 

State mandated & permanent;  7 members with 3 year staggered terms 

Planning Commission Background Information (Click)


Board of Zoning Appeals  

State mandated & permanent; 7 members with 3 year staggered terms    

Board of Zoning Appeals Background Information (Click)


Design Review Board      

Council established & permanent; 7 members with 3 year staggered terms 

Design Review Board Background Information (Click)

Tree Commission -            

Council established & permanent;  5 members with 3 year staggered terms 

Tree Commission Background Information (Click)

Municipal Elections & Election Commission

Council established & permanent; 3 members with 6 year staggered terms

Election Commission Background Information 

Election Commission Duties - Town Code  (Click)

Municipal Elections - 2010 MASC Handbook (Click)



Beach Erosion Advisory Committee  (circa 2009)
9 members (1 Council and 8 residents)
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