Staff provides guidance, personnel and administrative support to three of the county's advisory boards.  Advisory boards are made up of citizens appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

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PLANNING BOARD

The Transylvania County Planning Board is an advisory board consisting of seven members who are responsible to:

  • draft and update land-use ordinances for the County Commissioners for consideration
  • develop the county's 2025 Comprehensive Plan for County Commissioners to adopt

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TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is an advisory board that:

  • Reviews current road conditions
  • Participates in the prioritization of NC DOT projects
  • Participate in the development of the County's Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Considers alternate transportation projects including pedestrian, bicycling, and greenway trails

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JOINT HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (JHPC)

The Joint Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is made up of nine members that:

  • educate public on local history and architecture
  • encourage and review local historic designations

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CEDAR MOUNTAIN SMALL AREA PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Cedar Mountain Small Area Planning Committee is made up of five members that: 

  • Advise the Small Area planning process for the Cedar Mountain community 
  • Make recommendations to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners on regulations, the development process, and other county activities that influence growth and development 

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