Our Vision:

The Planning Board works to provide prudent guidance in land planning issues to reflect the values of the community.

Our Mission:

The Mission of the Alamance County Planning Board is to respond to needs of its citizens by providing leadership and guidance for the comprehensive, thoughtful, and orderly growth and development of our land based upon respect for our rich history, culture, and fairness to our citizens.

The Alamance County Planning Board is an appointed advisory Board consisting of 13 members. Planning Board members are appointed by the Alamance County Board of Commissioners and serve for 3-year terms. The Planning Board consists of 9 regular (voting) members, 3 alternate members, and 1 County Commissioner that serves in an ex-officio (without vote) capacity. Board members may serve for 2 consecutive terms, after which members are ineligible for reappointment for a period of 1 year.

Diverse representation of the county is a priority of the Planning Board. To achieve this, no more than 2 members may represent any specific township and only 1 of these two members may serve as a regular (voting) member.

Responsibilities and duties of the Alamance County Planning Board include reviewing new ordinances, ordinance amendments, subdivision waivers, and other matters pertaining to current and long-term land use planning.

The Planning Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room located at 124 West Elm Street in Graham, NC. Meeting cancellations will be posted on the door to the County building at 124 W. Elm Street, Graham, as well as noted on the “News & Updates” portion of the website.

The Planning Board is responsible for providing recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding any planning or waiver issues, along with various other matters of concern.


Current Planning Board Members

Rodney Cheek, Chair Newlin
Gene Brooks, Vice Chair Faucette
Ann Meletzke Thompson
Monte Holland Burlington
Rob Countiss Melville
David Spruill Burlington
Ravi Balan Melville
Debra Hyder Patterson
Edgar Pritchett Morton
Jody Tyree Graham
Cletus Dodson Graham
Lee Isley Patterson 
Amy Galey Commissioner Representative