Planning Commission


This nine member board was established in accordance with the Virginia and Berryville Codes to assist the Town Council with matters related to community development.  The Planning Commission has authority to review/approve/deny subdivision, boundary line adjustment and site plan applications.  The Planning Commission advises the Town Council on comprehensive plan amendments, zoning and subdivision ordinance amendments, rezonings and special use permits.


Planning Commission members are appointed by the Town Council for four year terms.


The Berryville Planning Commission holds its regularly scheduled meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Special meetings, work sessions and committee meetings are held as needed; once a meeting is scheduled it will be placed on the Calendar.
All meetings are held at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center, located at 101 Chalmers Court, in the Main Meeting Room, unless otherwise advertised.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to attend meetings of the Planning Commission.  A Citizens' Forum is provided at each regular Planning Commission meeting.  Citizens may use this time to speak on non-agenda items about which they are interested.

The Town of Berryville does not discriminate against people with disabilities in admission or access to its programs or activities.  Accommodations will be made for people with disabilities upon prior request.



Douglas A. Shaffer, Chair
Kim Kemp, Vice-Chair
Ryan Tibbens
Gwen Malone
Michelle Marino
Krishan Mathur 
Sheryl Reid
William Steinmetz
Thomas R. Parker, Jr.


Planning Commission Staff

Christina Dunkle

, Assistant Town Manager for Community Development & Operations