The Planning Commission’s primary role, as its name implies, is to plan. A Planning Commission is a body of citizens that serve within local government, acting as an advisory group to the municipal governing body on issues and policies related to planning, land use regulation, and community development. Planning Commissioners act as citizen planners and work to develop plans and implementation policies that affect how their community manages changes in growth and development.
The Planning Commission plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the community. Considering the future of the community and developing plans to guide growth and development is both complex and time consuming. Municipal governing bodies are often saddled with addressing problems of the day, leaving little time to study current development proposals or long-term impacts of growth and change. The Planning Commission plays a key role by taking the lead in reviewing and evaluating land use and development issues in both the short-term and the long-term. Please review Tenn. Code Ann. § 13-4-101 to learn more about planning commissions.
Chairman: John McMurray, Vice Chairman:
Alderman Micky Akrom, Mayor Ben Waller, Sharon Akins, Sheryl Jarnagin