The commission consists of 10 members. Eight of these members are citizen volunteers, one from each Council ward, who are nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The other two members are the Mayor and a council representative. All 10 members have voting authority. Staff liaisons to the commission are Travis Newberry and Joe Vujnich. Current commission members are:
Ward 1 - Elizabeth Broyles
Ward 2 - Vicki Helfrey, Secretary
Ward 3 - Ed Kohn, Vice Chair
Ward 4 - Lawrence Clayton
Ward 5 - Cindy Deppeler
Ward 6 - Scott Jackson
Ward 7 - Patricia Ward
Ward 8 - David Beattie, Chair
Larry Brost, Ward 1, Council Member Liaison
Mayor James R. Bowlin
About the Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission considers requests for the rezoning, subdivision, and development of properties under the requirements of the city's Zoning Code and Subdivision and Development Regulations.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has two standing subcommittees. Subcommittees consist of a minimum of four members and the chair. The responsibility of these members are divided into two areas of interest: Site Plan and Master Plan / Ordinance Review subcommittees. The Site Plan Subcommittee generally meets before regularly scheduled meetings, as needed. Check the regular agenda to see if a subcommittee meeting is scheduled. Usually these meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. on the same first and third Mondays.
On occasion, the commission schedules a work session to review certain topics or proposals. If a work session is scheduled, information will be provided here.