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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is comprised of nine Commissioners appointed by the City Commission. The Planning Commission has jurisdiction over those matters set forth in Chapter 21, Section 21-461, of the Winter Haven Code of Ordinances and makes recommendations of those matters to the City Commission.

Planning Commissioners

  • Seat 1: David Lane
  • Seat 2: Charles Smith
  • Seat 3: Elizabeth Davis
  • Seat 4: Leo Bourgeois
  • Seat 5: VACANT
  • Seat 6: Steve Lockhart
  • Seat 7: Rick Hemenway, Chair
  • Seat 8: Tamara Sakagawa
  • Seat 9: Craig Fuller, Vice-Chair
  • Ex-Officio, School Board Member: Jerry Rodriguez

Planning Commission Schedule

Note: The September 3, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting is moved to September 9, 2019.

Planning Commission Agenda & Action Taken

Typically, the agenda packet is posted one week prior to the Planning Commission meeting date.  The action taken is posted the day after a Planning Commission meeting. Below are the most recent Planning Commission agenda packets and actions.  For past agenda packets and actions, contact the Planning Division to request a copy.

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Contact Information


Eric Labbe, AICP
Growth Management Director
Sean Byers, AICP
Planning Manager
Anita Silwal
Senior Planner (Neighborhoods)
Heather Reuter
Planner II
Kim Tangree
Planning Assistant