Planning Commission

Meetings
  • 7:45 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    2nd Floor
    300 Park Ave.
Except in January, February, and September when one or more meetings are held on Tuesday because the regular meeting date is a holiday.

If you would like to receive information on the Planning Commission's agenda items, please email us and request to be added to the distribution list. Agenda packages are generally available on Thursday prior to a Monday meeting. If you are unable to find the information desired, please contact the Planning Division on 703-248-5040.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Meeting materials are posted to Granicus, the webcast provider, along with video of the meeting:


Members
The 7 member Commission is appointed by the City Council for 4 year terms. Each member is paid $100 monthly and the Chair is paid $150 monthly.

Commissioners
  • Ruth Rodgers, Chair
  • J. Robert Meeks, Vice Chair
  • Kwafo Djan
  • Lindy Hockenberry
  • Andrew Rankin
  • Melissa Teates
  • Russell Wodiska
Staff Liaison
City Council Liaison
  • Council Member Nader Baroukh
Overview
The Planning Commission Studies and recommends changes to the city's Comprehensive Plan and reviews all site plans to ensure consistency with the Plan. Annually, the commission prepares and revises a 5 year capital improvements program, including capital budget recommendations. The Planning Commission makes recommendations on the preservation of historical landmarks, and design of public bridges, street fixtures, and other public structures and appurtenances. The Planning Commission advises the City Council and the City Manager.