Planning Board

Planning Board

The Planning Department supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Planning Board. 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 land use policies/plans as well as hears and makes final decision on rezonings, major subdivisions, planned developments, major site plans, zoning vested rights determinations, and variances from subdivision requirements.

The public is welcome to attend Planning Board meetings. Most projects allow pubic comment. If you wish to speak, or if you wish to make a presentation contact the Planning Department for more information. For more information view the Planning Board Meeting and Deadline Schedule.

For information on agendas and minutes view the Planning Board Agendas & Minutes.

Click here for Rules of Procedures.


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

June 30, 2024

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

(H) 910-454-7168

June 30, 2024

Ron Medlin
439 Laurel Valley Dr.
Shallotte NC 28470
(O) 910-575-8524

June 30, 2024

Clifton L. Cheek
6366 Havencrest Drive
Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469
(M) 910-617-5543

June 30, 2024


Jason Gaver
7193 Old Stump Drive
Leland NC 28451

(M) 910-622-9991

June 30, 2026


Richard J. Leary
1204 Earnley Court
Leland NC 28451

(H) 910-399-5280

June 30, 2026


William Allan Bittenbender, At-Large
3482 Beaver Creek Drive SE
Southport NC 28461

(H) 910-253-9846

June 30, 2025

Harry "Richard" Ishler, Jr., Alternate
2761 Parkridge Drive
Southport NC 28461
(H) 910-253-5225June 30, 2025

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