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VOLUNTEER FOR THE RIVER FESTIVAL!

We need helpers at the event to set up and clean up! If you, or someone you know, is interested in getting volunteer hours, please fill out the form in this link or email pkay@townofpacolet.com to see how you can help on the day of the event. You get a free shirt if you volunteer!

Many decisions and recommendations are formed through the Town’s Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Boards and Commissions help shape and carry out policies that affect the community’s future. Becoming a member allows citizens to give their input, making our town a better place to live and raise a family. The Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission members are appointed and serve until their term expires. Anyone can attend a meeting, and town residents can sign up to speak. Local citizens wishing to apply for appointment to a Town of Pacolet board or commission may submit a potential member application. The town council considers applications at a meeting immediately following an opening.

Citizen Committees are a more informal way to serve your community. Everyone is invited to attend, share their ideas, and volunteer their time. Various citizen committees are started for special events, such as the River Fest Committee, the Christmas Committee, and the Farmers Market Committee. Other committees, such as the History Committee, have been made to complete an ongoing project.

The planning commission and board of zoning appeals meet on the 1st Monday of every month. Meeting dates and times can be located in this PDF. Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page to show interest in joining a board, commission, or citizen committee.

The Planning Commission prepares and updates the town’s comprehensive plan and programs for the physical, social, and economic growth of the town to promote public health, safety, morals, convenience, prosperity, or general welfare, as well as the efficiency and economy in the development of the municipality. All zoning ordinances and amendments must conform to the comprehensive plan.

Planning Commission Board Members:

  • Renee Berndt
  • Diane Hardy
  • Don Kennedy
  • Chantal Lemmonds
  • Kelope Mitchell
  • Angelique Pannell

The Board of Zoning Appeals is empowered to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the town’s zoning ordinance. They may also grant or deny applications for variances or special exceptions.

Board of Zoning Appeals Members:

  • Gordon Erickson, Chair
  • Brian Bozard
  • Eric Green
  • Chris Harris 
  • Rhonda Lee
  • Angela Pilgrim 
  • Buford F. Smith 

The History Committee is tasked with the Pacolet Museum which is currently going through some changes and updates. The Committee also is responsible for various historical projects throughout the Town.

Committee Members:

  • Eric Green, Chair
  • Rita Burgess
  • Eric Camby
  • Don Camby
  • Tom Williams

The Riverfest Committee plans and executes the annual Pacolet Riverfest event held on the 3rd Saturday in October.

Committee Members:

  • Cory Blanton
  • Ned Camby
  • Garrett Easler
  • Eric Green
  • Anna Liles
  • Paul Liles

The Christmas Committee is responsible for the Christmas Decorations around the Town of Pacolet, the Pacolet Tree Lighting, and the Pacolet Parade.

Parade Application 2024 Coming Soon

Committee Members:

  • Courtney Williams, Chair
  • Rita Burgess
  • Eric Camby
  • Eric Green
  • Brian Williams
  • Tom Williams
  • Star Wofford

The Farmers Market Committee is responsible for coordinating the Pacolet Farmers Market which runs from May through August on Saturdays, 3pm-6pm.

Committee Members:

  • Jan Sykes, Chair & Market Manager
  • Renee Berndt
  • Maci Jacobs

Paddle the Pacolet was originally created by Mayor Elaine Harris, but has not occurred in 10 years. This committee is reviving the event to be held in the Fall starting in 2024. More information to come.

Committee Members:

  • Patrick Kay, Chair
  • Jennifer Gilbert
  • Christine Le Clair
  • Kristie Oliver
  • Sam Parrott
  • Laura Ringo
  • Brian Rogers
  • Tom Williams
  • Jon Woodsby

Created based on responses from a survey during the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, this will be a monthly free event during the summer for residents and visitors to come experience the big screen by the river scene.

Initially created and hosted by Councilman Thomas Williams, this event will now be an official Town of Pacolet event held in May to celebrate Pacolet’s Founding. More information to come.

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