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Background
The Town of Wytheville Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Town Council. Terms are staggered and individual appointments are made for four years.

Mission
The primary mission of the Planning Commission is to advise and assist Town Council in promoting the orderly development of the town. Under the Code of Virginia, the Commission has the primary responsibility for developing the plans and ordinances to guide future growth. The Commission also provides the following important functions:

  • Serves as a sounding board for the Town Council in matters related to planning, zoning and development issues.
  • Serves as a catalyst by presenting new ideas and calling attention to community developmental and planning problems or areas where planning policy direction is needed.
  • Serves as liaison between citizens and Town Council concerning matters of planning and zoning.
  • Encourages reasonable and consistent town planning.
Typical Tasks
Each member devotes approximately two hours per month to Planning Commission meetings in addition to training and education. The basic expectations for Planning Commission members are as follows:

  • Attend regular Planning Commission meetings. Regular meetings of the Commission are scheduled the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 150 East Monroe Street, Wytheville
  • Attend special Planning Commission meetings or work sessions as needed.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Town Council on proposed amendments to the Town Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Town Council on short and long range plans.
Education and Experience
Members should have the knowledge and/or experience to make decisions on questions of growth and development and become a Certified Planning Commissioner. Planning Commission members must be residents of the Town of Wytheville. Training for newly appointed members is provided by the Town at no cost through the Certified Planning Commissioner's Program sponsored by PlanVirginia.

The Office of the Assistant Town Manager/Director of Planning welcomes your input. Please feel free to e-mail your comments to Stephen A. Moore, AIA.

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