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Boards & Commissions

Alcohol Control Board

The Alcohol Control Board is a seven member board consisting of two city council members, three citizens at large, and two licenses holders. The members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve two year staggered terms. The duties of the board are to review and approve or deny all applications for licenses for the sale of liquor, wine and malt beverages, at wholesale and retail by the package and by the drink. The ACB also recommends to the Mayor and City Council modifications to the ordinances and policies of the city pertaining to the regulation, control, and taxing of liquor, wine and malt beverages. Decisions of the Alcohol Control Board may be appealed to the Mayor and City Council whose decision is final. The Alcohol Control Board meets every 3 rd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 P.M. in the City Council Room located on the second floor of City Hall.

Downtown Statesboro Development Authority

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, established in 1981, consists of 9 members of which 8 members are appointed by the members of the authority to represent the owners of real property or owners of business establishments. The governing authority of the City of Statesboro appoints the remaining one member. The DSDA is empowered with the authority to acquire, improve, sell, lease, and / or mortgage property within the DSDA District for the development and improvement of property in the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority District.

Main Street Statesboro and Downtown Statesboro Development Authority Board of Directors meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 A.M. at the Arts Center .

The Executive Board meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:30 A.M. at the Arts Center .

Statesboro Arts Council, Inc.

The Statesboro Arts Council, Inc. was established on August 15, 2000. The Council consists of 12 members who serve 2 year staggered terms. The Council is empowered with the duties and responsibilities to establish rules and regulations for arts facilities and to create policies to govern the management and conduct of funds, personnel, and property of the corporation. The Arts Council is directly responsible for the operations of the David H. Averitt Center for the Arts .

The Statesboro Arts Council meets the 3 rd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 P. M. in the Classroom on the 2 nd Floor of the Art Center .

Statesboro Beautification Commission

The Statesboro Beautification Commission was established May 1, 1973 and consists of a Chairman, no more than 10 members to be appointed by the Mayor and City Council, and four ex-officio members: one member appointed from the Commissioners of Roads and Revenues of the County, one member from the Board of Education, one member from the City Council, and one member appointed by the President of Georgia Southern University. The members serve staggered 5 year terms. The powers and duties of the Commission are to establish and maintain parks and trees of the City with the goal to beautify the City of Statesboro .

The Statesboro Beautification Commission meets on the 1 st Monday of every month at 3:00 P.M. in the City Council Room located in City Hall.

Statesboro Planning Commission

The Statesboro Planning Commission was established in February 1977 and consists of 8 members, 7 appointed by the Mayor and City Council along with the Mayor who serves as ex-officio member with voting powers. The Commission is vested with the duties to hear and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on matters regarding zoning ordinances, to promote the planning of the City of Statesboro with the preparation of the Master Plan, to prepare and recommend regulations for subdivisions and to administer those regulations, and to prepare and recommend a plat for the official map of the City showing the location of existing and proposed boundaries.

The Planning Commission normally meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. in the City Council Room located in City Hall.

Statesboro Tree Board

The Statesboro Tree Board was established on January 15, 1991. The Board consists of 9 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve staggered terms of 6 years. The Board is responsible for hearing request for variances for special use permits in the enforcement of the City of Statesboro Tree Ordinance .
The Statesboro Tree Board meets the 4 th Tuesday of every month at 1:30 P.M. in the City Council Room located in City Hall.