Livability Board

Overview


The Livability Board's mission is to serve as a sounding board and provide advice and recommendations to staff on any and all questions concerning parks, recreation, healthy living initiatives, trees and natural assets, greenways and trails, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and policies. 

The Livability Board may be called upon for advice and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners in any or all of the following areas of concern: 
  • To create and promote an enjoyable place to live, learn, work, and play
  • To support safe and vibrant spaces and neighborhoods
  • To promote cultural, socioeconomic, and age diversity
  • To encourage committed civic involvement and responsibility
  • To provide sustainable and healthy choices for transportation, food, and energy use
  • To enable faithful stewardship of natural and historic resources
The Livability Board includes staff from the Parks and Recreation Department but also combines expertise from Public Works and Planning Department staff, depending on the issue. Citizens who have taken Civics 101 are given preference in the annual board appointment process.

​Subcommittees

The subcommittees are composed of Livability Board members and Davidson community members. Subcommittee meetings are typically held after the conclusion of the regular Livability Board meeting at approximately 8:00 p.m.
  • Parks and Recreation - staff liaison: Kathyrn Spatz - Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Programming
  • Walks and Rolls - staff liaison: Leslie Willis - Design for Life, Greenways, Potts/Sloan Connector, Walks and Rolls Master Plan 
  • Trees and Natural Assets - staff liaison: Charlene Minor - DLC Liaison, Tree City Designation, Re-Tree Charlotte, Arbor Day, Watercrafts

Meetings

  • Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (No Meeting in December)
  • Davidson Town Hall Board Room
    216 S Main Street
    Davidson, NC 28036

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.Minutes are available following approval.
Click here to view agendas and minutes. 

Members


  • Steedman Lyles, Chair
  • George Berger
  • Dave Cable
  • John Cock
  • Patrick Coleman
  • Jim Dumser
  • Cheri Foreman
      
  • Amy Hartz
  • Deborah Keenan
  • Martin Metzker
  • Jason Parker
  • Stephanie Shryock
  • Chloe deBeus (Davidson College Student)
  • Jesse Bouk (staff)
  • Charlene Minor (staff)
  • Kathryn Spatz (staff)
  • Leslie Willis (staff)

Board Bylaws