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The City Charter and Codes detail the roles of board and commissions in the land development process.  All appointments are made by the Mayor and serve as volunteers.

Zoning Board of Appeals

This board is a decision-making board, in that any appeal to their decisions shall be made to the Superior Court of DeKalb County.  Their purpose is to decide on cases requesting variances to the zoning ordinance, sign ordinance, and the development and environmental ordinance.  Further, the board hears cases requesting an appeal to a staff interpretation and/or decision on these same ordinances.  The board hears applications on the first Thursday of each month.  Agendas with staff reports and documentation are available approximately six days prior to the hearing.

The current appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals are:

  • Ardy Bastien
  • Ed Godshall
  • Bill McCahan
  • Rick Otness
  • Gerri Penn
  • Joe Tuttle
  • Kristen Wescott 
You may email the board directly at zoningboardofappeals@dunwoodyga.gov

Community Council

This board serves as a recommending board to the Planning Commission and the City Council.  Their main function is to provide the public additional opportunity to review rezoning requests and code text amendments.  The members of this group are also charged with relaying information to their neighborhood organizations and associated interested parties.  The board discusses applications on the second Thursday of each month.  Agendas with staff reports and documentation are available approximately six days prior to the meeting.

The current appointments to the Community Council are:

  • Claire Botsch
  • Clayton Coley 
  • Tony Delmichi
  • Rick Callihan
  • Norb Leahy 
  • Debbie Montgomery
  • Sam Verniero

You may email the board directly at communitycouncil@dunwoodyga.gov

Planning Commission

The purpose of this board is to serve as a recommending body to the Mayor and City Council.  Their main function is to provide the public opportunity to review rezoning requests, code text amendments, and special land use permit requests.  The board hears applications on the second Tuesday of each month.  Agendas with staff reports and documentation are available approximately six days prior to the hearing.

The current appointments to the Planning Commission are:

  • Kirk Anders
  • Bob Dallas
  • Tom Dwyer
  • Bill Grossman
  • Renate Herod  
  • Paul Player
  • Heyward Wescott
You may email the board directly at planningcommission@dunwoodyga.gov