The Town of Bluffton believes in and appreciates input from our residents. We feel strongly that our town makes the best decisions when getting feedback from our citizens. 

It is also important to get info out about the many ways people can participate in town business. Here’s one way you can get involved: Town Council is currently seeking qualified applicants for appointment to its boards, commissions, and committees. 

This is a perfect time to consider volunteering because many terms will expire in June and there will be several opportunities for new participants to serve.

The Town is also debuting its newest committee, the Public Art Committee. See below for openings. 

The most immediate need for new appointees is for the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, which has four vacancies: two for representatives of the hospitality industry, one for a representative of a local cultural organization and one for a representative of the lodging industry. 

The Affordable Housing Committee has three vacancies: one for a representative of a community organization (i.e., nonprofit or an organization that exists to serve the community), one for a representative of the banking/mortgage industry, and one for a Bluffton resident. 

The Beautification Committee has two vacancies for a town resident, business owner, or freeholder (i.e., Bluffton property owner).

The Board of Zoning Appeals has four vacancies for a Town resident, business owner, or property owner. 

The Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals has two vacancies, one for an engineer and the other for an electrical contractor. 

The Historic Preservation Commission has three vacancies: two for a resident, business owner or property owner in the Historic District, and one at-large position (i.e., applicant has a demonstrated interest, competency and/or knowledge in historic preservation).  

The Municipal Election Commission has one vacancy for someone who is a resident and is registered to vote in the Town of Bluffton. 

The Planning Commission has two vacancies for a town resident, property owner or business owner.

The newly formed Public Art Committee has seven vacancies. Applicants can be those who produce art, sell art, are an art broker or work within the art community. Members of this committee may not submit proposals for consideration during their tenure on the committee and must recuse themselves from any votes or discussion related to projects, donations, or submittals with which they have a relationship. 

A full list of the Town’s boards, commissions, and committees with a detailed description of their qualifications for appointment, duties and responsibilities is listed on the Town’s website, Under the “Government” tab, click on the Boards, Commissions and Committees page. 

The application is located online within this section.  

Applications should be submitted to the Acting Town Clerk, Kerry Guzman, at Alternatively, applications may also be submitted by mailing a completed paper form to: Town Clerk, Town of Bluffton, P.O. Box 386, Bluffton, SC 29910.

For more information, contact Kerry Guzman via email or call 843-706-4502.

Lisa Sulka is the mayor of the Town of Bluffton.