Planning Commission


The City of Riverdale holds regularly scheduled Planning Commission is an advisory board to City Council. The meetings are open to the public and meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. providing they have cases to consider. The meetings are held at the City Hall Complex, Council Chambers, 7200 Church Street, Riverdale, Georgia 30274.

Powers and Duties:

The Planning Commission is a part of the government of the city. It shall be the duty of the board, and it shall have power, to recommend or make suggestions to the governing body and other authorities concerning the streets, sidewalks and boulevards; the relief of traffic conditions, congestion, and development of housing and sanitary conditions; the establishment of zones or districts and amendments thereto; the use, height, area and bulk of buildings or structures.

The Commission also plans for future growth, development and improvement of the municipality, especially with regard to its public and private buildings, streets, parks, grounds and vacant lots looking toward the proper sanitation, and especially to service by public utilities; to study and propose such measures as may be advisable for the promotion of public interest, health, morals, safety, comfort, convenience and welfare; to make such suggestions to the governing body with reference to an area covering two miles adjacent to the limits of the city and for any and all other purposes of this commission.

Membership, Terms and Appointments:

The Commission consists of five (5) citizens of the city, to be appointed by the mayor, and with the advice and consent of the council. Members of the governing body are not eligible for appointment. Nominations are made by staff members and/or the governing body.

Each member shall serve for a term of five years or until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified or a full term, except to fill vacancies of unexpired terms, which appointments shall be for the unexpired period only. Each new member shall be appointed at the first regular meeting of the governing body each year. All members appointed to the commission shall take the oath prescribed for members of the governing body before assuming the duties as members of the commission.

If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission, (click here), for a complete job description and application. Please note there are residency requirements. Appointments are only made when vacancies occur. Completed applications should be mailed to:
City of Riverdale
971 Wilson Road
Riverdale, Georgia 30274

Changes in the scheduling of Called Meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate in public meetings.

For more information about the city’s Boards or Commissions, or to verify if there are vacancies, please contact the Community Development Department by calling 770-996-3397. Monday -Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Current Members

Planning Commission Members

Term: January 2012 - December 2015

Vickie Jackson - Co-Chairperson
7597 Summit Trail
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: H 770-603-0462, ext. 000-000-0000
Term: January 2012 - December 2015

Jewell Lewis - Chairperson
6995 Chimney Ridge
Riverdale, GA 30296
Phone: H 770-991-1490, ext. 770-991-7080, ext. 404-384-5335
Term: January 2008 - December 2012

William Harvey Scott Jr.
6893 Cheswick Drive
Riverdale, GA 30296
Term: January 2012 - December 2015

William Long
8176 Mustang Lane
Riverdale, GA 30274
Phone: C 770-289-2242
Term: January 2012 - December 2015