Planning Board

The Planning Board is a nine (9) member board appointed by the City of Mount Airy Board of Commissioners (City Residents) and the Surry County Board of Commissioners (ETJ Residents). The Planning Board analyzes current and emerging land development trends and activities and recommends plans, policies and ordinances designed to maximize opportunities for growth while promoting public health, safety, morals and welfare. The Planning Director serves as the staff liaison to the board.

The Planning Board meets on the 4th Monday of the month in the Lower Conference Room of City Hall at 5:30PM. Meetings are open to the public.


John Collins (Chairman)
Joe Cooke (Vice Chairman)
N.A. Barnes
David Jones
Jim Cavallo
Rondale Ratcliff
Jeannie Studnicki
Gray Trotter
Vacant ETJ Appointment

Applications and Planning Documents

COMA Rezoning Application (PDF)
COMA Ordinance Amendment Application (PDF)