Appointed Boards

Below is a list of all City Council appointed boards. All meetings of these board are open to the public and subject to the North Carolina Public Meetings Law.

Interested in serving on one these boards? See opportunities below.  Complete an application (CLICK HERE) or contact the City Clerk at (704) 729-6505 or jross@bessemercity.com or hhayes@bessemercity.com

Board Vacancies

ABC BOARD
The purpose of the Bessemer City ABC Board is to oversee the operations of the Bessemer City ABC Store.  There will be five (5) vacancies on this board with terms ending June 2018, June 2019, and June 2020. The City of Bessemer City is currently accepting applications from interested persons living in all City Wards that desire to serve on the City’s ABC Board.  Applications and any other supporting documents should be delivered to the City Clerk at 132 West Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016 or by email to jross@bessemercity.com or hhayes@bessemercity.com. Applications are due no later than Monday, June 5th, 2017.

For more information about the ABC Board, please visit: http://abc.nc.gov/About/History

BESSEMER CITY DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT (BCDD) BOARD
The purpose of Bessemer City Downtown Development (BCDD) is to coordinate, promote, facilitate, and encourage downtown revitalization in Bessemer City.  BCDD is an affiliate of the North Carolina Main Street Program through the Department of Commerce as well as the National Main Street Center.  There will be three (3) vacancies on this board with one term ending June 2020.  The City of Bessemer City is currently accepting applications from interested persons that desire to serve on the City’s BCDD Board.  Applications and any other supporting documents should be delivered to the City Clerk at 132 West Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016 or by email to jross@bessemercity.com or hhayes@bessemercity.com. Applications are due no later than Monday, June 5th, 2017.

For more information about Bessemer City Downtown Development visit:

http://bessemercity.com/economics/downtown-development/

or

https://www.nccommerce.com/rd/main-street

BESSEMER CITY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Board/Board of Adjustments is to review plans, rezoning requests, variances, and make recommendations to City Council.  The board will have one (1) vacancy with a term expiring in June 2020.  Applicants must live inside the corporate limits of Bessemer City for this seat.  Applications and any other supporting documents should be delivered to the City Clerk at 132 West Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016 or by email to jross@bessemercity.com or hhayes@bessemercity.com.  Applications are due no later than Monday, June 5th, 2017.

Bessemer City Planning Board/Board of AdjustmentBessemer City ABC BoardBessemer City Downtown Development Board
Danny Garrett, Chairperson (Inside)
Appointed: June 2014
Term Ends: June 2017 (3 year term) ZBA
Michael Flanigan: (Outside City)
Appointed: June 2016
Term Ends: June 2019 (3 year term) ZBA
Ellen Bullard: (Inside)
Appointed: June 2016
Term Ends: June 2019 (3 year term) ZBA
Jean Floyd: (Inside)
Appointed: June 2016
Term Ends: June 2019 (3 years) Alternate
Bonnie Gehring (Inside)
Appointed: June 2015
Term Ends: June 2018 (3 year term) ZBA
Mack B. Jenkins (Outside)
Appointed: June 2015
Term Ends: June 2018 (3 year term) ZBA
Ronald Burleson (Inside)
Appointed: June 2015
Term Ends: June 2018 (3 year term) Alternate
Charlene Hill (Outisde)
Appointed: June 2015
Term Ends: June 2018 (3 year term) ZBAThe Planning Board/Board of Adjustments meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00PM at City Hall, 132 West Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016. Meetings are open to the public. 
Jim Long, Chairperson (Ward 6 Representative)
Appointed:  May 2015
Term Ends: June 2017
Janice Costner (Ward 5 Representative)
Appointed: October 2015
Term Ends: June 2017
Michael Meeks (Ward 2 Representative)
Appointed: May 2014
Term Ends: June 2017
Otis Whitehurst (Ward ** Representative)
Appointed: February 2015
Term Ends: June 2017
VACANCY (Ward ** Representative)
Term Ends: June 2017
Joe Will (Ward 3 Representative)
City Council Liaison
Hope Eaker
ABC Store Manager

 

The ABC Board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the ABC Store, 208 W. Alabama Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016. Meetings are open to the public. 

Pamela Gladney
Organization Chair

Appointed: January 2013
Term Ends: June 2017
Brooke Randolph
Organization Vice-Chair

Appointed: January 2016
Term Ends: June 2018
VACANT
Appointed: 
Term Ends: June 2019
Becky Smith
City Council Representative

Appointed: January 2014
Term Ends: Term as Mayor
Meg Tsambourieris
Chamber of Commerce Representative

Appointed: January 2016
Term Ends: Term as Chamber President
Otis Whitehurst
Appointed: January 2013
Term Ends: June 2017
Allen Hook
Appointed: January 2016
Term Ends: December 2018
VACANT
Appointed:
Term Ends: June 2018
Angel Stroupe
Appointed: January 2013
Term Ends: June 2017

 

Bessemer City Downtown Development meets on the last Monday of each month at 9:30AM at City Hall, 132 West Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016.  Meetings are open to the public.