Our committees play a pivotal role in our Town governance to achieve our vision. We want to be the Number 1 family destination in South Carolina. Certain committees are required by state law and are sanctioned accordingly. Other committees are ad hoc and may adapt to the Town's growing and changing needs. We are proud of our committees and volunteers that have shown dedication to our Town.
Each committee has a unique role in guiding our Town into the future. They evaluate issues or potential improvements and provide recommendations to Town Council for approval of implementation. Each committee is in the process of evaluating their mission/charter for potential realignment with the Town's changing needs. They have been asked to establish goals and objectives to focus their efforts to fulfil our vision.
Due to recent resignations or expiring terms of current members, we have several openings in our advising committees. If you want to help drive our success - please consider volunteering/applying for one of the following open positions.
Check each committee's page for specific qualifications, restrictions, and expectations of each committee, and the application form.
- Accommodation Tax Committee: statutory committee of 7 members
- Board of Zoning Appeals: statutory committee of 7 members
- Business Committee: ad hoc committee of 9 members
- Community Garden Committee: ad hoc committee of 5 members
- Construction Board of Appeals: statutory committee of 7 members
- Keep Surfside Beach Beautiful: ad hoc committee of 9 members, 1 vacancy
- Pier Committee: ad hoc committee of 5 members
- Planning Commission: statutory committee of 7 members
- Stormwater Committee: ad hoc committee of 4 members
- Parking Committee: ad hoc committee of 7 members
Volunteer applications are accepted at any time for all boards, commissions and committees. You may print the Application Form (PDF), call the town clerk at 843-913-6333 or email the Town Clerk to have a form sent to you.
List of Committees
This statutory committee makes recommendations to Town Council regarding the expenditure of revenue generated from the accommodations tax.
Board of Zoning Appeals
This statutory board hears and decides appeals for persons who have been denied or are aggrieved by any decisions made by the code enforcement official in the administration of Chapter 17 of the Town of Surfside Beach Code of Ordinances.
The Business Committee's duty is to improve communication with and to make recommendations to the Town Council to implement necessary regulations consistent with the business community’s interests, and also to cultivate a business-friendly environment to help new and existing businesses succeed and prosper within the Town of Surfside Beach.
Community Garden Committee
The primary responsibility of the Community Garden Committee is to assist the Town in the administration and management of the Community Garden.
Construction Board of Appeals
This statutory board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official related to the application and interpretation of the International Building Codes and the Town’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
Read about the results of the most recent elections.
Grand Strand Water & Sewer Advisory Board
The Grand Strand Water & Sewer Citizens Advisory (GSWSCA) Committee member(s) attend the GSWSA meetings and communicate with the town council about GSWSA’s current events.
Independent Pier Review Committee
This is an ad hoc committee being formed by Town Council to peer check and review the bid evaluation process and provide recommendations for replacement of the Surfside Beach Pier.
Keep Surfside Beach Beautiful Committee
The Town Beautification & Engagement Committee is ad hoc; it acts as a community engagement organization designed to serve Surfside Beach by promoting and enhancing the beauty and spirit of the town by identifying areas of improvement and engaging community partners, while educating, encouraging and motivating our citizens to become better stewards of its natural resources.
The primary responsibility of the Parking Committee is to review and resolve any identified parking issues within the Town, and to recommend possible resolutions for the same to Town Council.
The primary responsibility of the Pier Committee is to assist the Town in soliciting and executing prudent strategy and policy for the commercial use of the available space on and surrounding the Surfside Beach Fishing Pier.
The Planning Commission is a statutory committee consisting of a group of town residents appointed by Town Council to serve as an advisory commission for the council on a broad range of planning issues to ensure that all plans, goals, and development regulations are promoting orderly and coordinated growth and development within the town.
Program for Public Information Focus Group
Read about the Program for Public Information Focus Group.
Ralph Magliette Senior Citizens Committee
The Ralph Magliette Senior Citizens Committee was disbanded by resolution of the Town Council on February 22, 2022.
The Town of Surfside Beach Stormwater Advisory Committee, an ad hoc committee, is established to protect and improve the Town’s greatest natural aquatic resources—its lakes, waterways and beaches—by fostering public stewardship, recommending Best Management Practices (BMPs), conducting long- and short-range planning and execution of these BMPs to restore and preserve these aquatic resources ensuring they meet the most feasible and achievable water quality goals.
Surfside Beach Historical Society
The mission of the Surfside Beach Historical Society is to preserve the past, protect the legacy, and educate individuals about the history of Surfside Beach, South Carolina.