Planning Commission Members
Chairman/District 1-Jim Cox
1419 Ashwood Drive
Evans, GA 30809
Vice-Chairman/District 3- Richard Henderson, Sr.
630 Cavanaugh Way
Evans, GA 30809
District 2- Gene Futch
152 Stone Mill Drive
Martinez, GA 30907
District 4- Al Dempsey
2357 Louisville Road
Appling, GA 30802
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.
- Planning Commission Agendas
- Notifications of Public Hearings
- View past and current Planning Commission meetings.
What Does the Planning Commission Do?
Appointed by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, 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.