Planning Commission

Members and Term Expirations

There is currently one (1) vacancy on the Planning Commission. For information on volunteering for the Planning Commission, please contact Hannah Powell at or 276-403-5156.

  • Joseph Martin, Chair                   June 30, 2026          
  • Riggs Roberson, Vice-Chair       June 30, 2026
  • Mack Evans                                June 30, 2024
  • DeShanta Hairston                     June 30, 2024
  • Jonathan Martin                         June 30, 2026
  • Lisa Watkins                               June 30, 2024

Planning Commission By-Laws - Adopted November 17, 2011


  • 4 pm
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Municipal Building
    55 West Church Street
    Council Chambers
    Martinsville VA 24112

Please see the 2024 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule (DOCX).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


There are not currently any vacancies on the Martinsville Planning Commission. However, there are vacancies on other City of Martinsville boards, committees, and commissions. Please download the form or apply online at the City's Volunteer page.


The Planning Commission was created to strategize and prepare the City of Martinsville for changes to come. Members are appointed by City Council to serve four-year terms. The Commission makes recommendations to City Council for Zoning Ordinance amendments, updates to the City's Comprehensive Plan, special land use permits, rezoning, and street/alley abandonments.