Planning Board

The Planning and Community Development Department supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Planning Board, the Brunswick County Board of Adjustment, and the Brunswick County Technical Review Committee (TRC). Each Board/Committee has different duties, functions, and meeting schedules. 

The Planning Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building. The Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations on ordinance text amendments and rezonings, and hears and takes final action on variances from subdivision requirements, major subdivision preliminary plats, major site plans, planned unit developments (PUDs), and zoning vested rights determinations.

The public is welcome to attend Planning Board meetings. If you wish to speak or make a presentation at a meeting, you must be placed on the agenda. To do so, contact the Planning and Community Development Office by the noted deadline. To view application deadlines, click here.

Planning Board Members

Name and Mailing Address
Telephone Number(s)
Term Expires
Eric Dunham, Chair
537 Gladstone Circle SW
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

(H) 910-575-6812

August 1, 2017

Joy Peele Easley, Vice Chair
PO Box 758
Oak Island NC 28465

(H) 910-454-7168
(B) 910-579-6508
(F) 910-579-6510

August 1, 2017


Randy Ward
9696 Ralph Ward Trail
Ash NC 28420

(O) 910-579-5808

August 1, 2017


Christopher D. Stanley
1624 Kennedy Street
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

(H) 910-575-5223
(B) 910-754-8029
(F) 910-754-8049

August 1, 2017


Lloyd Thomas (Tom) Simmons
1462 Longleaf Road, BSL
Southport, NC 28461

(H) 910-845-2382

August 1, 2019


Richard J. Leary
1204 Earnley Court
Leland NC 28451

(H) 910-399-5280

August 1, 2019


Troy L. Price, At-Large
9955 Nance Street
Calabash NC 28467

(H) 910-287-3118

May 1, 2019

William Allan Bittenbender, Alternate
3482 Beaver Creek Drive SE
Southport NC 28461

(H) 910-253-9846

May 1, 2019

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