Alcohol Advisory Board
The Alcohol Advisory Board (AAB) 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 AAB 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 Advisory Board may be appealed to the Mayor and City Council whose decision is final. The Alcohol Advisory Board meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 4:00 P.M. in the City Council Chamber located on the second floor of City Hall.
Downtown Statesboro Development Authority
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA), 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 Averitt Arts Center .
The DSDA meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM at the Averitt Arts Center.
The Averitt Center for the Arts
The Averitt Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts and arts education in Bulloch and surrounding counties. Formed in 2004 as The Statesboro Arts Council, our renaming served to reflect our ever growing reach in the area. After receiving requests from individuals and organizations in surrounding counties, and with participation from individuals throughout Southeast Georgia, we have begun to reach beyond the immediate area of Statesboro with performances and outreach programs that take our education efforts to a broader audience.
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 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2:30 P.M. in the Drummer Building located in the alley on the west side of City Hall. No meeting will be held in the month of July or December
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 meets on 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 on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:30 P.M. in the Drummer Building located in the alley on the west side of City Hall. No meeting will be held in the month of July or December.
Statesboro Works! Committee
“Rising Tide – Uplifting All Together”
The mission of the Mayoral Committee on workforce development is to utilize creative and innovative solutions to reduce poverty and build an inclusive economy by assisting Statesboro job seekers to maximize career potential by developing skills and educational credentials to earn a living wage and businesses with the talent they need to prosper.
Statesboro Youth Committee
“The standard has been lifted. We are Statesboro Strong”
The City of Statesboro recognizes the immense value of the youth in the community and their potential impact on the future of this nation. Thus, the Statesboro Youth Committee was created with the intent of fostering development through civic engagement, education, leadership, service learning opportunities, job training and development and the empowerment through individualism. The member shall work towards securing a future rooted in an evolving standard for local youth.
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity among the citizens of Statesboro. The ultimate goal of the Committee is to foster innovation, community awareness, and ownership of public policy based on strong democratic traditions. It seeks to improve the experience for every citizen of Statesboro by opening communication and facilitating collaboration from the healthy breadth of perspective and experiences we have in our community. The Committee will work to cultivate an environment which will make all people feel valued. The Committee’s objective is to create opportunities by developing healthy connections between every part of our dynamic community, with no tolerance for discrimination and harassment against any citizen or resident as mandated by federal, state, and local laws.
Paper applications are available at City Hall.