Resident boards and commissions play a vital role in the work of the Planning and Neighborhood Development departments. These boards set policy, develop plans and budgets, and ensure accountability in implementation of programs and services.
The City of Greensboro has more than 28 boards and commissions and membership is administered through the City Clerk. Anyone interested in becoming a member of one of Greensboro’s Boards or Commissions should send a resume and City of Greensboro Board / Commission interest form to:
Betsey Richardson, City Clerk
City of Greensboro
PO Box 3136
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
Board of Adjustment (BOA)
The Greensboro Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body responsible for hearing and deciding appeals, variance requests, special exceptions, and interpretations of zoning regulations.
Community Sustainability Council (CSC)
The CSC is an advisory committee established to present proposals both to City Council and City staff members for ways the City as a government and community can better protect the environment. The CSC also guides implementation of the City's Sustainability Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy.
Greensboro Housing Development Partnership (GHDP)
The Partnership is a joint endeavor of the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Housing Authority. Its purpose is to provide a vehicle by which the City and / or the Housing Authority can accomplish specific affordable housing program activities. The Partnership is under the direction of a 10-member Board of Directors.
Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of Greensboro
The HPC administers the Historic District Program Manual and Design Guidelines for exterior changes to properties within Greensboro's three historic districts. The Commission also acts as the City's lead advocate and advisory group for historic preservation related projects.
Minimum Housing Standards Commission
The duties of the Minimum Housing Standards Commission are to: 1) Study rental rates, the need for reconditioning or condemnation, and other housing conditions within the city, and make recommendations to City Council concerning such matters; 2) Hear and determine appeals from decisions of the Building Inspector upon any provision of Chapter 11; and 3) Perform other duties as may be assigned by City Council.
The Greensboro Planning Board studies the needs and resources of Greensboro and plans for its appropriate development. This includes reviewing the text of the Development Ordinance and advising City Council on measures related to comprehensive planning. The Board also handles former functions of the now-defunct Community Resource Board, such as proposing for City Council’s consideration plans and financing options to preserve neighborhoods, enhance downtown, create jobs, and expand the supply of safe affordable housing. The Board also handles former functions of the now-defunct Advisory Commission on Trees, such as review of the Tree Preservation and Landscape Ordinances, advising staff on appropriate changes to the text, and providing professional expertise for developing program goals and policies for the Greensboro Urban Forestry Program.
Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro (RCG)
The Redevelopment Commission of Greensboro was incorporated on October 23,1951 pursuant to a resolution approved by the City Council eight days earlier authorizing formation of a Commission to conduct studies, formulate plans, and implement redevelopment projects for blighted areas within the city. The Commission is comprised of five members appointed by City Council and is authorized to acquire land, redevelop (or contract for the redevelopment of) an area, and sell the redeveloped area when the project is complete.
Technical Review Committee (TRC)
The Technical Review Committee is a public body responsible for approval of various technical development review functions (see LDO Sec. 30-3-4). The committee is made up of staff members from various departments within the City of Greensboro.
The Greensboro Zoning Commission hears and decides requests for amendments to the City's official Zoning Map. The duties of the commission include rezoning properties, approving Conditional Zoning Districts, issuing Special Use Permits, and recommending overlay districts. The Commission also handles former functions of the now-defunct Advisory Commission on Trees, such as review of the Tree Preservation and Landscape Ordinances, advising staff on appropriate changes to the text, and providing professional expertise for developing program goals and policies for the Greensboro Urban Forestry Program.