Planning & Zoning

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About the Planning and Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department serves the safety, convenience, order, and the general welfare of the County. The Department is responsible for preparing and maintaining the County’s Comprehensive plan, which serves as a blueprint and policy guide for the growth of the community. The staff provides guidance to every citizen, resident or business on interpretation and administration of the adopted Ordinances, such as the Unified Development Code, Development Standards and Sign Ordinance.


  1. Allison Duncan, AICP

    Planning and Zoning Manager

  2. Phil Shafer

    Zoning Administrator

  3. Johannah Womack

    Clerk, Planning and Zoning Board

  4. Kim Watters

    Secretary, Planning and Zoning