Leland Seeks Residents to Serve on Town Boards & Committees

Do you have a background in planning? Would you like a voice in creating bicycle paths and walkways? Want to represent area youth on recreational activities? Or are you simply interested in community service?

The Town of Leland is seeking candidates to serve on some boards and committees. See below for descriptions. Applications for all board and committee openings can be accessed at https://townofleland.civicweb.net/Portal/CitizenEngagement.aspx


Planning Board

One member is needed to serve a three-year term.

The Leland Planning Board is charged with making recommendations to Town Council regarding the boundaries of various zoning districts, as well as appropriate regulations and any proposed amendments pertaining to those districts. Board members stay informed of best practices in effect for town planning and zoning.

The Planning Board consists of seven members; all members must reside in the Town. Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Leland Town Hall.


Parks and Recreation Board.

One student representative is needed to serve a one-year term.

The student representative will attend Parks and Recreation Board meetings and be asked to: give reports concerning activities and issues affecting young people; report on how he or she has shared meeting information; provide input on board issues, as needed; serve on subcommittees of interest; and represent the board in a number of capacities and at community events.

The student representative must reside in the Town of Leland.


Infrastructure Committee

One member is needed for a two-year term. The committee consists of five members; all members must reside in the Town of Leland.

The Leland Infrastructure Committee was created to function as a review and advisory committee with Leland staff to make recommendations to Town Council regarding Town regulations governing maintenance, equipment, roadway conditions and improvements, and operation of Leland’s water, sewer and stormwater systems as they pertain to safety, efficiency and compliance with all state requirements.

The committee meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every other month.


WMPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The WMPO (Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) is seeking a Leland resident to serve on the Bicycle and Pedestrian (BikePed) Advisory Committee. The person appointed to this seat would also serve on the Town of Leland’s Transportation Oversight Committee (TOC) as the Town’s WMPO BikePed representative.

Both committees work to identify and prioritize needs for bicycle and pedestrian improvements and investments from the Town, as well as state and federal funding, as it becomes available.

The WMPO BikePed Committee meets at 2 p.m. once per month, typically the second Tuesday of the month, in downtown Wilmington. Interested applicants may visit www.wmpo/org/agendas-minutes/ to view prior meeting agendas and discussions. Leland's TOC meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every other month at Leland Town Hall.


For questions related to the WMPO BikePed Committee and/or the TOC, contact Ben Andrea, Director of Planning and Inspections for the Town of Leland, (910) 332-9206 or bandrea@townofleland.com.

For more information regarding the Town’s Planning Board, Parks and Recreation student representative or Infrastructure Committee, contact Nancy Sims, Deputy Clerk for the Town of Leland, (910) 332-5013 or nsims@townofleland.com.