Boards & Commissions
  • BOARD OF ETHICS

    Meeting Day:         As Needed
    Meeting Time:       Case-By-Case Based on Member Availability

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  City Clerk



    OVERVIEW:
    The Board of Ethics is charged with conducting investigations and hearings of complaints of unethical behaviors by City Officials.  The City of Alpharetta adopted an Ethics Ordinance to ensure that City Officials will work for the common good of the people of Alpharetta and not for any private or personal interest, they will assure fair and equal treatment of all persons, claims and transactions coming before City Council, Boards, and Commissions.

    When a verified complaint is submitted, the Mayor and Council, at the next public meeting, will draw names randomly from a list of fourteen (14) qualified citizens, until five (5) members of the Board have been appointed to investigate said complaint.  The five appointed members will serve until the complaint is resolved and then will no longer be eligible to serve in the pool of fourteen qualified citizens.  At that time, the Mayor and City Council will then appoint a new citizen to serve on the Board.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Lauren Shapiro
    City Clerk
    lshapiro@alpharetta.ga.us



  • BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

    Meeting Day:         Third Thursday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       5:30 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Community and Economic Development



    OVERVIEW:
    The Board of Zoning Appeals hears and decides appeals of determinations made by the Director of Community Development and may authorize a hardship variance or an exception from the City’s Unified Development Code.  The Board of Zoning Appeals may hear variance or exceptions that fall between a 20% and 50% variance or exception from the City’s stipulated code requirement.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Michael Woodman
    Planning and Development Services Manager
    mwoodman@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us




  • CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

    Meeting Day:         Fourth Thursday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       3:30 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Community and Economic Development



    OVERVIEW:
    The Code Enforcement Board was created with the intent to promote, protect and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Alpharetta.  The Code Enforcement Board has the authority to impose administrative fines and non-criminal penalties as a method of enforcing City codes and ordinances where a pending or repeated violation continues to exist.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Bret Schroeder
    Code Enforcement Manager
    bschroeder@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us



  • CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION

    Meeting Day:         Fourth Tuesday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       6:00 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services




    OVERVIEW:
    The Cultural Arts Commission was created with the intent to promote, protect, and support the growth of cultural arts in the City of Alpharetta.  The Commission reviews and recommends the acquisition of all works of art to be purchased by or gifted to the City, encourages cultural enrichment programs, supports existing local arts and culture organizations, and works to expand public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of cultural activities and art forms.

    Further, the Commission advises City Council on art acquisition, strategic arts planning, local art groups, sponsoring artistic performances and programs, preservation of city cultural landmarks, and design and location of current or future statutory or art works owned by the City.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Kim Zane
    Cultural Services Manager
    kzane@alpharetta.ga.us

    Morgan Rodgers
    Director of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services
    mrodgers@alpharetta.ga.us



  • DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

    Meeting Day:         Third Friday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       8:30 AM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Community and Economic Development




    OVERVIEW:
    The Design Review Board is charged with conducting a public hearing for all design applications for non-single family detached buildings, structures, sites, and property areas that are located within the Downtown Overlay, Corridors of Influence, Interchange Districts, and any other applications forwarded to the Board by the Director of Community Development. Further, the Design Review Board hears and decides appeals of administrative decisions, where the Director of Community Development has denied sign design approval.

    The Board reviews design applications for exterior features of new construction or changes to existing structures, exterior modifications, new paint selection, and signage applications for master plans or properties within the Downtown Overlay.  The Board grants or denies applications based upon a review of the application’s compliance with the City’s design standards and preservation of the historical, cultural, and aesthetic heritage of the City.
     

    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Bret Schroeder
    Code Enforcement Manager
    bschroeder@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us



  • DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

    Meeting Day:         Third Tuesday of the Month
    Meeting Time:        5:00 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Executive Conference Room Third Floor # 318
    City Department:    Community and Economic Development




    OVERVIEW:
    The Development Authority of Alpharetta is granted powers and jurisdiction through the Georgia General Assembly and a resolution adopted by the Alpharetta City Council on September 3, 1996 and is regulated under O.C.G.A. Sec. 36-62-1.  The function of this Authority is to promote the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry, general tax base and the employment opportunities available in the City of Alpharetta.  To accomplish these goals, the Authority may acquire, own, and/or lease real property; issue revenue bonds or other obligations to finance projects, and may arrange or provide for property tax abatements or other means of incentivizing projects.  The Authority may also engage in a variety of initiative and programs to promote and market the community and/or strengthen the city’s position as a location for business investment.

    The Development Authority consists of seven members who are appointed by vote of City Council, with each member serving a term of four (4) years.  In accordance with Georgia Law, the members of the Authority do not receive compensation for their service but may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in performing the duties of their appointment.

     
     

    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Lance Morsell
    Economic Development Manager
    lmorsell@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us

     




  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

    Meeting Day:         Second Thursday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       3:00 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Community and Economic Development




    OVERVIEW:
    The Historic Preservation Commission updates and maintains an inventory of all properties and buildings within the City that have the potential for designation as a historic property.  The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with the responsibility of conducting a public hearing for applications seeking historic property designation.  Also, the Commission reviews historic preservation plans and may make recommendations, and further, approve or deny said preservation plans. The Commission makes recommendations to City Council when a historic structure should be listed in or removed from the City’s Historic Resources Inventory – Contributing Historic Buildings and may also recommend other historic preservation incentive programs for City Council to review.

    Additionally, the Commission promotes programs related to historic properties, may undertake the restoration or preservation of a historic property owned by the City (based on funding and City Council approval), conduct education programs on historic properties, and may retain persons with professional expertise to carry out tasks related to historic preservation.

     

    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Alex Callum
    Planning and Zoning Coordinator
    acallum@alpharetta.ga.us

    Michael Woodman
    Planning and Development Services Manager
    mwoodman@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us




  • NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

    Meeting Day:         Third Tuesday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       7:00 p.m.

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Executive Conference Room First Floor # 121
    City Department:  Public Works / Community Development




    OVERVIEW:
    The Natural Resources Commission advises City Council, provides leadership in the development and understanding of the tree program, and assists the Director of Community Development and Director of Public Works in the development and maintenance of technical specifications.  Further, the Commission maintains a list of proposed changes to the kinds and species of trees described in the City’s Tree Planting List.  Any changes are presented before City Council by way of resolution.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Terry Porter
    Environmental Projects Coordinator
    tporter@alpharetta.ga.us

    David Shostak
    City Arborist
    dshostak@alpharetta.ga.us




  • PLANNING COMMISSION

    Meeting Day:         First Thursday of the Month
    Meeting Time:       6:30 PM

    Meeting Location:  Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:  Community and Economic Development




    OVERVIEW:
    The Planning Commission is charged with the responsibility of conducting a public hearing for all applications for zoning changes, Comprehensive Land Use Plan amendments, and amendments to the City’s Unified Development Code.  During the public hearing, the Commission reviews applications and makes an appropriate recommendation (based on the City’s Unified Development Code) to City Council.

    Further, the Commission may also initiate proposed changes to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the City’s Unified Development Code when said changes are necessary or desirable.
     

    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Michael Woodman
    Planning and Development Services Manager
    mwoodman@alpharetta.ga.us

    Kathi Cook
    Director of Community and Economic Development
    kcook@alpharetta.ga.us



  • RECREATION COMMISSION

    Business Meeting Day:          Second Tuesday of the Month
    Business Meeting Time:        5:30 PM

    Business Meeting Location:   Alpharetta City Hall – Council Chambers
    City Department:                 Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services

    Workshop Meeting Day:      Third Wednesday following the Regularly Scheduled Recreation Commission Business Meeting

    Workshop Meeting Time:     5:30 p.m.

    Workshop Meeting Location: Alpharetta City Hall–Community Room

    City Department:                Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services



    OVERVIEW:
    The Recreation Commission has the authority to adopt rules and regulations for the proper conduct of City parks, playgrounds, and recreation activities. The Commission may also initiate any form of recreation or cultural activity for all Alpharetta Citizens to enjoy, whether on public property owned by the City or on private property with approval of the property owner.


    CITY STAFF CONTACTS:
    Kurt Kirby
    Projects Manager
    kkirby@alpharetta.ga.us

    Amanda Musilli
    Community Services Manager
    amusilli@alpharetta.ga.us

    Christine Young
    Recreation Services Manager
    cyoung@alpharetta.ga.us

    Morgan Rodgers
    Director of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services
    mrodgers@alpharetta.ga.us