Duties of the Planning Commission include recommendations to the City Commission on issues relating to new and redevelopment in the City of Paris. Basically the Planning Commission oversees the proper development throughout the city for both residential and commercial. Following are some of the duties of the Planning Commission:

  • Recommendations to the City Commission on rezoning within the City.
  • New regulations or revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.
  • Review and approval of plats for new and redevelopment.
  • Approval of Major and Minor Subdivision Plats.


The Planning Commission is a mayoral appointment. One position on the board is served by a City Commissioner with appointment by the Commission. Each member serves a three (3) year term.

The Planning Commission meets the second Thursday of each month. Occasionally the Planning Commission will hold special called meetings when necessary.

Planning Commission Members:

Member Term Expiration
Rachel Terrell, Chairman August 6, 2021
Richard Edwards, Vice Chairman August 8, 2022
Gayle Griffith, Secretary (city comm.) August 8, 2022
 Carlton Gerrell (mayor designee) Mayor Seat
Vacant August 8, 2020
Vickie Roberts August 6, 2021
 Lynda Searcy August 8, 2022