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Boards & Commissions

Additional Information


Regional Planning Commission

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission was established in 1963, and per the by-laws, consists of nine members:

  • City Mayor or Designee
  • County Mayor or Designee
  • City Council Member, chosen by City Mayor
  • County Commissioner, chosen by County Mayor
  • Three appointments made by the City Mayor
  • Two appointments made by the County Mayor

Each Planning Commissioner serves a staggered four-year term or coterminous for elected officials.
The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission are elected each January to a 1-year term. The chair and vice-chair must be from the citizen members. One Planning Commissioner will serve on the Regional Historic Zoning Commission as required by State law.

Planning Commissioners

Member Appointee Type Role
Mark Kelly City Mayor Designee City Mayor or Designee
Bill Kimbrough County Mayor Designee County Mayor Designee
Richard Garrett City Council Appointee City Councilmember
Larry Rocconi County Commission Appointee County Commissioner
Richard Swift (Chair) City Citizen Appointment City Citizen
Maria Jiminez City Citizen Appointment City Citizen
Wade Hadley City Citizen Appointment City Citizen
Bryce Powers (Vice-Chair) County Citizen Appointment County Citizen
Thom Spigner County Citizen Appointment County Citizen

Common Design Review Board

The Common Design Review Board was established in 2017 by combining the Regional Historic Zoning Commission, Downtown Design Review Board, and the Madison Street Overlay Design Review Board. The entire Common Design Review Board consists of 11 total members; the 7 members of the Regional Historic Zoning Commission and 4 additional Design Board members. The entire Board reviews and votes on all design cases in Downtown or Madison Street while only the 7 members of the Regional Historic Zoning Commission can vote on any H-1 zoning matters. The members are chosen by the mayors according to our by-laws.

Members of the Common Design Review Board.
Members on the Regional Historic Zoning Commission indicated by Yes or No.

Member Historic Appointment Role
Wanda Smith Yes City City Council
John Gannon (Vice-Chair) Yes County County Council
Sally Castleman Yes City Architect
Gail Longton Yes County Historian
Thom Spigner Yes City & County RPC Member
Gary Norris (Chair) Yes County Citizen
Marcia Williams Yes City Citizen
Gary Shephard No City Citizen
Sean Craft No City Citizen
Marc Harris No City Citizen
Bert Singletary No City Citizen

Joint Economic Community Development Board

To foster communication about economic and community development among local governments and members of their communities, the Tennessee Growth Policy Act required local governments in each non-metropolitan county to establish Joint Economic and Community Development (JECD) Boards or request that an existing board be deemed sufficiently similar. These county boards and their executive committees must meet at least four times a year in order for local governments in each county to be eligible for state grants. Within this broad framework, these boards are free to focus their efforts tailored to their community.

Here in Montgomery County the JECD is hosted by the RPC and meets quarterly with its members. The JECD attempts to have each meeting focus on a different aspect of our economy annually such as; industrial development, housing and commercial growth, transportation, and Austin Peay/Ft. Campbell.

The members are chosen individually according to an inter-local agreement (May, 2000) by the city and county mayors and serve 4 years (up to 2 terms) or are co-terminus.

Member Role
Joe Pitts City Mayor
Jim Durrett County Mayor
Jeff Burkhart City Councilmember
Joe Smith County Commissioner
Doug Heimbeck City Citizen Appointee
Melinda Shepard City Citizen Appointee
Kayla Goad-Levan (Chair) County Citizen Appointee
Gary Norris (Vice-Chair) County Citizen Appointee
Jeff Purvis County Citizen Appointee

Land Regulation Advisory Committee

This committee is an advisory committee consisting of two city councilmembers, two county commissioners, and three citizens of Montgomery County doing business in development, home building, or real estate. The purpose of this committee is to review any text changes to the zoning codes or subdivision regulations before the RPC votes on them. This allows for a third party, non-binding review of text only. These members are appointed to 2-year non-repeating terms by their respective mayors. Citizen members are jointly appointed. This committee will meet twice annually, and additionally as needed. In addition to the nominated members the two mayors, chairman of the RPC, and RPC director are ex-officio members on the committee.