The Wetumpka Planning Commission was created by an ordinance of the City Council on April 20, 1950, as authorized by Section 11-52-2 Code of Alabama 1975. The Commission and is responsible for preparing a plan for the city, adopting regulations concerning the subdivision of land and standards for required infrastructure improvements, and advising the City Council on zoning districts and the permitting of conditional uses.
The first work of the Commission included signing a contract with the State Planning Board for assistance in completing a study of major streets, traffic, and preparation of subdivision regulations. According to Elizabeth Porter's A History of Wetumpka, Mrs. W.A. Edwards had the honor of being the first woman in the State of Alabama to be chairman of a municipal planning commission.
The Commission consists of six volunteer members appointed to staggered six-year terms, the mayor or his representative, a council member, and an administrative official of the city.
The current members of the planning commission are:
|Place 1||Clyde Bailey||November 2023|
|Place 2||Jim Forrester||November 2024|
|Place 3||Ed Dykes||November 2019|
|Place 4||Betsy Sheldon||November 2020|
|Place 5||Justin Edwards||November 2021|
|Place 6||Jamnes Hamner||November 2022|
|Mayor/Mayor's Representative||Johan Beumer (Chairman)||November 2020|
|Council Representative||Lynnes Justiss||November 2020|
|Administration Representative||J. David Robison, Planning and Program Director||November 2020|
The Planning Commission meets in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 212 South Main Street, at 5:30 p.m on the second Monday of every month except on holidays observed by the city. See the calendar for rescheduled dates.