Boards and Committees

Planning Board

Carole Thomas
120 South Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720


  1. ‍To acquire and maintain in current form such basic information  and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past  trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause  changes in these conditions.
  2. ‍To prepare, amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated  general plan for meeting present requirements and such future  requirements as may be foreseen.
  3. ‍To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the  development of the area.
  4. ‍To prepare and recommend for adoption to the governing  authority a zoning ordinance and map for its political  jurisdiction.
  5. ‍To amend or supplement the zoning regulations and districts  adopted.
  6. ‍To prepare and recommend to the governing body, other  ordinances and resolutions promoting orderly development,  along the lines indicated in the comprehensive plan for the  growth an improvement of the area.
  7. ‍To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to  the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan.
  8. ‍To conduct public hearings as may be required to gather  information necessary for the drafting, establishment and  maintenance of the comprehensive plan.
  9. ‍To make, cause to be made or obtain special duties on the  location, condition and adequacy of specific facilities of the  area.
  10. ‍Variances.  The Planning Board shall have the duty and power to grant variances and hear and decide appeals as provided for in Article IX of this Chapter.
  11. ‍To perform any other duties which may be lawfully assigned to  it by the City Commission.

Requires filing of Annual Financial Form (Form 1). [Charter Section 78; Ordinance Number: 67-6, 88-07, 2005-34, 2007-46, 2008-39.]

REQUIREMENTS: Shall consist of seven members who shall be residents of the City, who shall be appointed by the City Commission. The terms of the members shall be four years. Each year a chairman is elected from among the members.


Seat 1 - Buz Nesbit                              Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 2 - Jeremy Owens                       Term expires: 11/2020

Seat 3 -Nora Lewis                              Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 4 - Albert Neumann                     Term expires: 11/2024

Seat 5 -Donald Liska                            Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 6 -Virginia Comella-                     Chairman  Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 7 - Dan Reed                                 Term expires: 11/2024

Form 1 Link:

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Click here to download the board application