Planning Commission

The Lakeland Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) consists of seven members, including the Mayor (or designee), five Mayoral appointees, and one member of the Board of Commissioners. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at City Hall, though dates are subject to change. To verify upcoming meeting dates and view current and archived meeting agendas, visit the City's Agenda Center site.

The duties of the MPC include:

Design Review Commission

The MPC also serves as Lakeland's Design Review Commission (DRC). Acting as the DRC, the MPC reviews site design elements that impact the community's appearance. The MPC/DRC has the authority to grant special exceptions to City regulations regarding these site elements when warranted. Design-related items reviewed by the MPC/DRC include:

  • Building design and materials
  • Fences
  • Signage
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting

Planning Commission Members

  • Susan Mitchell, Chair
  • Jeff Adams
  • Michael Green
  • Todd Laessig
  • Brian Sullivan
  • Mike Cunningham, Mayor
  • Jim Atkinson, Board of Commissioners Representative

Contact Information

  • To send correspondence to the Planning Commission, email planningintake@lakelandtn.org. All written public comments regarding an agenda item must be received by 4:00 PM the day before the scheduled meeting.
  • To receive email notifications when Planning Commission meeting agendas are published, visit the Notify Me page, enter your email address to log-in, and then choose Meeting Agendas.