Sandy Springs Boards, Commissions and Committees

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Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals is a quasi-legal board charged with hearing requests for variances from regulations of the Zoning Ordinance. The board bases decisions on the merits of applications with strict adherence to specific factors.

Board Members:
Ted Sandler, Chair
Eric Johnson, Vice Chair
Melissa Nodvin
Mel Mobley
Ken Moller
Alvin Johnson
Colin Lichtenstein

Current Board of Appeals Cases and Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is an advisory board which reports its findings and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. The board is involved in hearings involving rezonings, use permits, concurrent variances, and changes to zoning maps and ordinances.

Commission Members:

Lane Frostbaum, Chair
Andrea Settles
Susan Maziar
Andy Porter
Reed Haggard
Craig Johns
Dave Nickels

Current Planning Commission Cases and Upcoming Meetings

Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Economic Development Advisory Committee is composed of community and business leaders that provide feedback to the city regarding Economic Development.  The overarching purpose of economic development in the City is to sustain and further the attractive quality of life enjoyed by its citizens.  This purpose will be achieved through the accomplishment of two interdependent objectives:

  • Preservation and creation of neighborhoods that provide an environment for the security and enjoyment of families and individuals.
  • Retention, expansion and attraction of businesses that result in a diverse economic base and the prosperity necessary to provide quality jobs, enhanced property values and stable communities.

Committee Members:
Chris Burnett, Bank of Sandy Springs
Joshua Belinfante, Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC
Pat Chesser, Ackerman and Company  
Jim Comerford, Proscenium Capital
Chad DeFoor, ARA
Eric deGroot, Holland America Chamber
Dan DiLuzio, Henssler Financial
Mark Hackner, FOG Capital
Tom Mahaffey, Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber
Mary Ellen McClanahan, GA Dept of Economic Development
Kevin Moyer, KAM Asset Management
Richard Munger, North American Properties
Melissa Read, SapientNitro
Mark Rosenthal, Northside Hospital
Dr. Josephine Tan 

Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee

David Centofanti
Steve Levetan
Todd Williams
Trish Thompson
Cody Partin              
Chris Burnett
Richard Munger
Deborah Silcox
Julian Thome
Lisa Shunnarah
Clanci Jordan
Dana Grantham
Andy Porter
Susan Rile-Hayes
Craig Lesser
Sunny Park
Alan Andrew
Rusty Paul, Mayor

 

 Zoning Advisory Committee

Lee Duncan
Trish Thompson
Richard Munger
Pete Hendricks
Bill Cleveland
Matt LaMarsh
Warren Jolly
Pat Chesser
Phil Kranz
George Northrup
Chip Swearngan
Edward L. Johnson
Jayne Maser

Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics determines whether a violation of the City’s Ethics Ordinance has occurred and, if so, assess and imposes the appropriate penalty. Learn more...

Sandy Springs Foundation Board

The Foundation seeks support from private citizens, local organizations and corporations as well as local, state and national foundations to deliver services needed in the City, including promoting public recreation programs and senior/youth centers, enhancing public safety, providing avenues for citizen involvement as volunteers and educating the public on community issues.

Development Authority

The City of Sandy Springs Development Authority is a nonprofit public body created in 2007 to promote trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities in the City of Sandy Springs.

City of Sandy Springs Public Facilities Authority

In 2006 the Georgia General Assembly created the City of Sandy Springs Public Facilities Authority (“Authority”).  The purpose of this Authority is to create a governmental entity by which a municipality can, through contractual relationships, lease space for terms over one year, by using the Authority to serve as a financing and ownership partner for major city developments, such as “City Springs”.

Although the City is limited by the Georgia Constitution in its ability to contractually commit to the expenditure of public funds beyond one year, the state constitution does grant the City the right to enter into contractual obligations with other governmental bodies for the performance of governmental services.  Through such contracts the City can make enforceable financial commitments for up to forty (40) years.

Thus, the Authority serves as a partner with the City, whereby the City can agree to pay rent to the Authority for the use of public facilities i.e. City Hall building, City Springs Park, parking garage and a performing arts center.  The Authority is then able to use the contractual pledge of the future rent payments to raise capital, through the issuance of bonds, which capital is then used for the acquisition, design and construction of public facilities.  This arrangement also keeps the ownership of these facilities within public entities.

The Sandy Springs City Council Members serve as members of the Public Facilities Authority. 

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