Planning & Zoning Commission

Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings will be held remotely until further notice. 
Public participation is encouraged.

 There are two ways to participate:
1. Use the meeting application link and follow the instructions that appear to connect through the Zoom application. 
2. Call (312) 626-6799 and use the Meeting ID 760 726 2373 when prompted.

Planning and Zoning Commission Information


  • Ransom Ellis, Chairman
    Appointed June 9, 2014
    Phone: 417-732-6971
  • Garry Wilson, Council Liaison
    Appointed June 13, 2016
    Phone: 417-732-2827
  • Brandon Andrews, Vice-Chairman
    Appointed June 19, 2018
    Phone: 417-720-0918
  • Randy Phelps
    Appointed August 21, 2018
    Phone: 417-830-6846
  • Kevin Haun
    Appointed June 19, 2018
    Phone: 573-433-6622
  • Erik Pedersen
    Appointed June 19, 2018
    Phone: 417-894-5258
  • Cynthia Hyder
    Appointed November 6, 2018
    Phone: 417-459-5612

About the Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of seven citizens appointed by the Mayor with the majority approval of the City Council. All members of the Commission shall be residents of the City, and membership of the Commission shall consist of at least one representative from each Ward within the City. Members of the Commission shall serve a four-year term.

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the second Monday of every month to review and make recommendations to the City Council for approval or denial of Rezoning cases, Preliminary Plats, Special Use Permits, and Amendments to the Zoning Regulations and the Subdivision Regulations. The Commission's primary responsibility is to create, adopt and amend a Comprehensive Plan to guide the development of the City.

Meeting Schedule

Latest P&Z Agenda
Agenda (9-14-20)

​Packets for Upcoming and Previous Meetings

Each month the Community Development Department publishes the Agenda for the month's meeting and combines materials related to that meeting's agenda items into one document. These documents become available prior to each meeting. You may access past and upcoming packets below