Planning Commission


  • 6:30 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • County Administration Building
    Board of Supervisors Meeting Room
    1050 Mary Bethune Street
    Halifax, VA 24558

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Planning Commission generally meets jointly with the Board of Supervisors on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located at the Halifax County Administration Office.

The Planning Commission conducts organizational meeting during first meeting of the year, including setting a schedule for the year. View the Calendar to see when the next Planning Commission meeting, as well as other meetings, will take place.

Most Land Use Applications require Public Hearings to be held by the Planning Commission. To learn more information, view the Planning Commission Speaking Procedures for Public Hearings (PDF).

  1. Planning Commissioner Mattie Cowan

    Mattie Cowan (Madam Chair)

    District 5; Term expires January 31, 2026
    Phone: 434-222-5512 (C)

  1. Planning Commissioner Jimmy Watts

    Jimmy Watts (Vice Chair)

    District 7; Term expires January 31, 2026
    Phone: 434-585-2439

  1. Planning Commissioner Pete Riddle

    Pete Riddle

    District 1; Term expires January 31, 2024
    Phone: 336-404-8608

  1. Planning Commissioner Dustin Francis

    Dustin Francis

    District 2; Term expires January 31, 2024
    Phone: 434-222-0176 (M)

  1. Planning Commissioner Bruce Pearce

    Bruce Pearce

    District 3; Term expires January 31, 2027
    Phone: 434-476-7356 (H)

  1. Planning Commissioner Will Reese

    Donald 'Will' Reese, Jr.

    District 4; Term expires January 31, 2024
    Phone: 434-517-1405

  1. Planning Commissioner John Beard

    John Beard

    District 6; Term expires January 31, 2025
    Phone: 434-572-7002

  1. Planning Commissioner Gwendolyn Smith-Mangum

    Gwendolyn Smith-Magnum

    District 8; Term expires January 31, 2024
    Phone: 434-575-7673 (H)