There are several boards and commissions established within the City of Parkersburg’s governmental infrastructure to establish, preserve and enforce guidelines and standards pertaining to specific areas of interest and development.

Municipal Planning Commission

The City of Parkesburg Municipal Planning Commission is a development review body charged with maintaining the City of Parkersburg’s comprehensive plan and evaluating subdivision ordinance variances, property rezoning, major subdivisions, thoroughfare abandonment, and annexations.
Members:

  • Charlie Matthews, President
  • Eric Gumm, Vice-President
  • Sharon Kuhl, Council Representative
  • Ryan Barber, Development Director
  • Francis Angelos
  • Sherry Dugan
  • Dave McCrady
  • Luke Peters
  • Sean Andrews
  • Kate Marlow
  • Bart Schumacher

Meetings are held every 3rd Friday at 12:30 PM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – City Council Chambers.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The City of Parkesburg Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial body charged with evaluating zoning variances and conditional uses.

Members:

  • Seth Cressey
  • Michael Vierheller
  • Warren Bigley
  • Patrick McCormick
  • Roger Brown

 

Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – City Council Chambers.

Parkersburg Downtown Design & Façade Committee

The Parkersburg Downtown Design & Façade Committee is charged with evaluating development proposals in the downtown core and surrounding central business district.

Members:

  • Tim Utt
  • Wayne Waldeck
  • Mike Williams
  • Amanda Stevens
  • Sean Andrews
  • J.R. Carpenter, Council Representative
  • Connor LaVelle, City Planner

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 9:00 AM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – Small Conference Room.

Julia-Ann Square Architectural Review Board

The Julia-Ann Square Architectural Review Board is charged with evaluating development proposals in the Julia-Ann Square Historic District.

Members:

  • James ‘Butch’ Joseph
  • Debra Shaffer
  • Joe Stocking
  • Vacant
  • City Planner

Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8:30 AM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – Small Conference Room.

PHS/Washington Avenue Architectural Review Board

The PHS/Washington Avenue Architectural Review Board is charged with evaluating development proposals for properties located on Washington Avenue.

Members:

  • Phil Kincaid
  • Matt Shea
  • Amber Haid
  • Vacant
  • City Planner

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 3:30 PM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – Small Conference Room.

City Tree Commission

The City Tree Commission is charged with establishing beautification projects in Parkersburg and cultivating a healthy tree canopy.

Members:

  • Craig Minton, Chair
  • Turner Sharp
  • Pam Lutz
  • Betty Camp
  • Buck McCroskey
  • Dan Hickman
  • Everett Shears, Public Works Director
  • Mike Reynolds, Council Representative

Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday at 12:30 PM, as business dictates,
at the City Park Office.

Building Enforcement Agency

The Building Enforcement Agency has the power and authority to require the repair, alteration or improvement, or the vacating and closing or removal or demolition, or any combination thereof, of any dwelling or other building unfit for human habitation or unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public welfare. They may table action on any such dwelling or other building and recommend action to the Urban Renewal Authority of the City.
Members:

  • Mayor Joyce – Chairman
  • Adam Stout, City Engineer
  • Jason Matthews, Fire Chief
  • Andy Nestor, Code Director
  • Ryan Barber, Development Director
  • Wil Helmick, Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

Meetings are held every 1st Monday at 9:00 AM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – Executive Conference Room.

Parkersburg Bicycle Advisory Board

The Parkersburg Bicycle Advisory Board was established to complete the City of Parkersburg’s Alternative Transportation Plan and provide opportunities for safe cycling in the city.

Members:

  • Keith Roberts, Chair
  • Brian Brady, Vice-Chair
  • Candace Jones
  • Tracy Brown
  • Captain Scott Elliott, Parkersburg Police Representative
  • Adam Stout, City Engineer
  • Tracy Newberry, Parks & Recreation Representative

Meetings held quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 PM, as business dictates,
in the Municipal Building – Executive Conference Room