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Boards & Commissions

The Kannapolis City Council appoints citizens to serve on a number of advisory boards and commissions. Most of these boards and commissions participate in the City’s policy decisions by making recommendations to the City Council. You can make a difference by sharing your time and talents and becoming an integral part of our community’s success.

Board terms are staggered three-year terms and generally end June 30 of each year; however, applications are accepted on a continual basis and kept on file for consideration in the event a vacancy occurs. Applicants must be 18 years old and a resident of the City of Kannapolis, with the exception of the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) seats on the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. 


Meetings are typically monthly in the evening, but each commission varies. Those interested in applying can fill out an application (on the right hand column of this webpage). For more information, contact the City Clerk at or 704-920-4303.

Click on the links below to learn more. 

The Planning & Zoning Commission advises City Council on issues related to the Land Use Plan and Unified Development Ordinance.

The Board of Adjustment hears appeals and can grant conditional use permits based on their interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance and the Kannapolis Zoning Map.

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises City Council on all matters related to parks and recreational activities and facilities provided by the City.

The Community Improvement Commission provides input on the City’s community development program, including expenditure of funds and community outreach, as well as code enforcement cases that involve demolition and removal of structures.

The Personnel Advisory Board is composed of three persons designated by the City Council, with authority to hear employees’ grievances and recommend decisions to the City Manager.