Planning Commission

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What Does the Planning Commission Do?

One of the Planning Commission's purpose is to conduct public hearings relating to the Growth Management Plan and other special studies; rezonings; and variances. They are also charged with reviewing new preliminary subdivision plans and final plats. The information gathered at public hearings and the recommendations of the Planning Commission are forwarded to the Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners takes the final action on matters presented to them based on information from the public hearing, the recommendation of the Planning Commission and debate among the Board at the Commission meeting. 


 When Does the Planning Commission Meet?

The Columbia County Planning Commission meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Evans Government Center Auditorium. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend their meetings. If you have particular interest in an upcoming agenda item, and are unable to attend the Planning Commission meeting, you are welcome to e-mail the Planning Department with your comments. All public comments received will be forwarded to Planning Commission members for their consideration.

 Click here to view the upcoming Planning Commission agenda. 


 Planning Commissioners

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners appoints the Planning Commission.


 Planning Commission Members

District 1- Dr. Chris Noah

528 McKinne's Line  

Evans, GA  30809



District 2- Don Skinner

867 Tyler Parkway

Grovetown, GA  30813



 District 3- Richard Henderson, Sr.

630 Cavanaugh Way

Evans, GA 30809



District 4- Dewey Galeas

6126 Columbia Road

Grovetown, GA  30813

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At Large- Chairman Jim Cox

1419 Ashwood Drive

Evans, GA  30809

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