Planning Commission

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Board Description
The Planning Commission is comprised of seven city residents, of which one is a City Council member, serving four-year terms (two term maximum). They typically meet once a month to consider requests from citizens and developers on issues such as rezonings, special use permits, major subdivisions, and street and alley closings. The Commission's recommendations are forwarded to City Council to help their decision-making. The Commission also assists the City with special projects such as ordinance revisions and special sub-committees. The duties and responsibilities of the Planning Commission are in City Code Section 10-1-1.


Four years; two successive.


Public Hearing Notices

Upcoming public hearing notices are available on the City's Public Hearing webpage.


Agendas, Packets and Minutes


Meeting Date/Time/Location & Application Deadlines
Regular Planning Commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning at 7:00pm in City Council Chambers located at 409 South Main Street. View the Planning Commission meeting dates and application deadlines:

PDF[20KB] 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines

PDF[131KB] 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines


Rules of Procedure

PDF[53KB] Rules of Procedure


Commission Member, Position Term Expiration
Mr. Gil Colman 1st 12-31-16
Mr. Brent Finnegan Unexpired 12-31-18
Mr. Mark Finks Unexpired 12-31-16
Mrs. Kathy Whitten Unexpired 12-31-16
Mr. Henry Way, Vice-Chair 2nd 12-31-19
Mrs. Debra Fitzgerald, Chair 2nd 12-31-18
Mr. Richard Baugh, Vice-Mayor Tenure of Office Re-appointed

Questions or Comments?  Mail to City of Harrisonburg, Office of City Manager, Attn: (Board Member), 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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