State Land Department Board of Appeals
Arizona Revised Statute §37-215 requires all land sales and commercial leases to be approved by the Board of Appeals, which also serves as an Administrative Review Board.
Applicants and lessees may appeal to the Board a final decision of the State Land Commissioner that relates to appraisals and classifications.
The State Land Department Board of Appeals consists of five board members selected by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for six-year terms. Three members represent the 15 counties in the State, which is divided into three districts. Two members hold positions-at-large.
The current board members are Richard Cole (Chairperson), Travis Bard (Vice-Chairperson), Norman Chappell, Sandra Kelley and Keri Silvyn.
The Board meets monthly unless special circumstances warrant additional sessions. Meetings are usually held in Phoenix.