Orange County Planning Board (PB)

Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • West Campus Office Building
    131 W Margaret Lane
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Contact the Planning Board


Members of the public may send email to the Planning Board at planningboard@orangecountync.gov

All emails are displayed on a Google Groups page for Planning Board members to view. In accordance with public record laws, the Google Groups page is viewable by anyone.

Calendar

View the meeting schedule calendar.

Members

  • David Blankfard, Chair
    Term expires: March 31, 2023
    Special Representative: Hillsborough Township
  • Adam Beeman, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: March 31, 2022
    Special Representative: Cedar Grove Township
  • Statler Gilfillen
    Term expires: March 31, 2022
    Special Representative: At-Large
  • Carrie Fletcher
    Term expires: March 31, 2024
    Special Representative: Bingham Township
  • Susan Hunter
    Term expires: March 31, 2023
    Special Representative: Chapel Hill Township
  • Alexandra Allman
    Term expires: March 31, 2023
    Special Representative: At-Large
  • Randy Marshall
    Term expires: March 31, 2023
    Special Representative: At-Large
  • Whitney Watson
    Term expires: March 31, 2022
    Special Representative: At-Large
  • Kim Piracci
    Term expires: March 31, 2022
    Special Representative: Eno Township
  • Melissa Poole
    Term expires: March 31, 2024
    Special Representative: Little River Township
  • Lamar Proctor
    Term expires: March 31, 2024
    Special Representative: Cheeks Township
  • Charity Kirk
    Term expires: March 31, 2024
    Special Representative: At-Large
  • Perdita Holtz, Contact Person
    Phone: 919-245-2578
    Email

Board Overview

The Orange County Planning Board consists of 12 members. Each member of the Planning Board is a resident of Orange County and each Township within the County is represented in the membership of the Planning Board.

As authorized in Chapter 160D-301 of the General Statutes of North Carolina and adopted in Section 1.6.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance, the Planning Board shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Prepare, review, maintain, monitor, and periodically update and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners a Comprehensive Plan, and other such plans as deemed appropriate, and conduct ongoing related research, data collection, mapping, and analysis;
  • Develop and recommend policies, ordinances, development regulations, administrative procedures and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner;
  • Advise the Board of County Commissioners concerning the implementation of plans, including, but not limited to, review and comment on all zoning text and map amendments as required by NCGS 160D-604;
  • Exercise such functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the Board of Commissioners may direct;
  • Perform other related duties that the Board of County Commissioners may direct.

Rules of Procedure

Applying for this Board

Apply for this board using the application page.