Board of Commissioners


The Waxhaw Board of Commissioners (BOC) is looking to fill the vacant seat left by Commissioner Fred Burrell. The Board will appoint a new commissioner who will take the oath of office on July 23. The new commissioner will serve from July 23, 2019 to December 2019. The application process involves a written application and a possible interview component. The complete process is explained below.  

The Board wants to be very thoughtful and transparent in making the appointment to fill the Board vacancy. It is the hope and anticipation of the BOC that we will have a diverse pool of qualified candidates apply by the June 28 deadline.

Please direct any and all questions to the office of the Town Clerk.

Steve Maher
Mayor, Town of Waxhaw

Filling a Vacancy on the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners (BOC):

  1. Town Clerk to Advertise (COMPLETE)
    • Qualifications: Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, live within the Waxhaw town limits, and be registered to vote.
    • All applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office.
      • The deadline to submit an application is 12:00 noon, June 28. Submissions may be mailed, emailed or dropped off at Town Hall to the attention of the Town Clerk, 1150 North Broome Street, PO Box 6, or <>.
    • Application can be found at Town Hall (APPLICATION WINDOW HAS CLOSED)
  2. Town Clerk to Compile Applications by July 10. (COMPLETE)
    • Disqualified candidates (i.e., non-residents) will be disqualified with the candidate notified of the reason.
  3. The Board will consider and fill vacancy in open session.
    • July 19: The BOC may interview and will discuss/debate all qualified candidates and select two by ballot for consideration.
    • July 22: The BOC will interview two candidates and select a final candidate to be appointed to the BOC.
      • The two candidates may make personal statements of no more than five minutes at the beginning of the interview.
    • July 23: The appointed candidate will be sworn in to serve the remainder of the open term that runs through December 10, 2019.

List of Applicants for BOC Vacancy:

  1. Candace DeFinis
  2. Pedro Morey
  3. Robert "Bob" Morgan
  4. Michael Ploch
  5. James Warner



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  • Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Police Department Community Room
    3620 Providence Road South
    Waxhaw, NC 28173   
  • 2019 Regular Meeting Schedule

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Staff Contacts

Melody Shuler, Town Clerk


or 704-843-2195 ext. 222