Zoning Board of Adjustments


  • Tip Edwards October 2023
  • Drew Bradshaw October 2025
  • Russell Davis October 2025
  • Elaine Carroll  November 2023
  • Greg Harper  November 2023
  • Jessica Sheffield - Alternate Member 


Members serve three-year terms and are appointed by the mayor and City Council.

Congratulations to the Zoning Board of Adjustments Members on becoming Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Officials

University of North Alabama’s Center for Learning and Professional Development recently Certified Local Officials from the City of Calera through the Alabama Planning Institute Program.  Each member of the following boards received their certification: The Mayor and Council, The Planning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Adjustments. 

Lavonne Gatlin, CAPZO program coordinator, said that “Alabama is one of only two states in the nation to offer certification for planning commissioners and board of zoning adjustment members.” Each local official completed the prescribed series of six seminars and workshops that focus on the essential skills and knowledge to be an effective Planning Commissioner or Member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments. This certification gives evidence to the community that local officials have gained the knowledge and skills needed to serve most effectively in their appointed position.  

The University of North Alabama Office of Continuing Studies and Outreach would like to congratulate the following members: Chairman Tip Edwards, Committee Member Drew Bradshaw, Committee Member Russell Davis, Committee Member Debbie Byers, Committee Member Howard L. Kaplan, Committee Member Greg Harper, Zoning Team Member Tammy Smith on becoming a “Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official” on January 19, 2023.

Zoning Board of Adjustments  Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official