Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is a group of seven residents appointed by the Town Council to provide recommendations on a wide array of land-use issues; including: subdivision plats, lot splits, zoning ordinance amendments, Special Use Permits, and general plan amendments. (The Commission is the deciding body on minor Special Use Permit amendments.) The Planning Commission is also the primary entity responsible for long term, comprehensive planning and often acts as the advisory committee on long term plans.

Applications include:

  • Special Use Permit review and recommendation to Council
    • Resorts, churches, schools, medical offices, golf courses, public quasi-public uses
  • Minor Special Use Permit review and decision
  • Subdivision plats, lot splits
  • General Plan amendment review and recommendation to Council
  • Zoning Code amendment review and recommendation to Council

Additionally, Commissioners serve six-month rotating terms on the Hillside Building Committee.


  • 6 p.m.
  • First and third Tuesday of each month as needed
  • Town Hall Complex - 6401 E Lincoln Dr Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Agendas, Minutes & Summaries

View current and archived agendas.
View Current Year
View All Archived Minutes from 1961 to Present


Email Commissioners as a Group on a Specific Project or Application

Comments will be sent directly to the Planning Commission’s staff representative and forwarded to all Commissioners as part of the public record for the relevant zoning case. Although your comments will be received by the Planning Commission, it is unlikely that you will receive a direct reply from individual Commissioners. Note: your comments (including any contact information contained in the email) will be a public record subject to disclosure.


Bob BrownRBrown@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2026
Charles Covington
April 2025
Timothy April 2026
April 2024
Karen Liepmann, ChairKLiepmann@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2024
William NassikasWNassikas@paradisevalleyaz.govApril 2024
April 2026

Council Liaison: Vice Mayor Scott Moore -

Staff Liaison: Planning Manager -

Related Links

2020 Planning Commission Rules of Procedure

2023 Update to Town Council (PDF)

Zoning Ordinance (PDF)

General Plan (PDF)

Land Use Training (PDF)