The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) serves as an advisory board to the Morganton City Council. The Commission only makes recommendations on certain planning and zoning issues affecting the city. P&Z also reviews planning and zoning issues in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

Meetings: The Commission generally meets at 5:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the City Council Chambers of City Hall when the Commission has business to address. The Commission does meet if the Commission does not have any items or applications to review. Meetings are open to the public and televised live on Ch. 2 on CoMPAS Cable TV.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Senior Administrative Specialist • (828) 438-5260.



Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission serve 3-year terms.

City Council Appointments - Term Expires

Waits Gordon - June 3, 2015

Claude Huffman - June 3, 2015

Bill Lennon - June 3, 2015

Hank Dickens - June 3, 2016

Judy Francis - June 3, 2016

Pete Wallace - June 3, 2016

David Kirk - June 3, 2017

Rick Lingerfelt - June 3, 2017

Kim Woolard - June 3, 2017


County Commission Appointments - Term Expires

Don Smith - June 30, 2016

Doris Smith - June 30, 2016