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Boards and Commissions

Do you care about the environment? Have a flair for the arts? Love our Downtown? or just enjoy being a part of the conversation? If you've answered yes, to any of these questions above then you should consider becoming a member of one of our city's many boards and commissions!

The City of Newnan currently has over 16 standing boards, commissions and authorities consisting of approximately 135 volunteer members. All board members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serve without compensation. Boards and commissions are established for the purpose of acquiring and studying information in specific areas and to make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on issues within the board's area of expertise. Some boards are quasi-judicial and have decision-making powers within their areas of expertise. Decisions made by quasi-judicial boards are appealable to the City Council or the courts.

Appointments to the boards and commissions are made as member term limits come up. Recruitment for the annual appointments are a continual basis. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here.

Each board and commission is supported by a staff liaison.

Board/Commission  Overview/Description Meeting Schedule  Staff Liaison/Contact 
 Planning Commission Recommends to the City Council approval or denial of text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance as well as rezoning and annexation requests. Reviews subdivision plans, certificates of appropriateness, and variances/special exceptions in the PD districts. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Tracy Dunnavant
Planning Director

770-254-2354
tdunnavant@cityofnewnan.org
Board of Zoning Appeals Hears variance and special exception requests related to the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also decides administrative appeals where it is alleged that there is an error or misinterpretation in any decision or determination made by staff in the administration or enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance. The board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall Tracy Dunnavant
Planning Director

770-254-2354
tdunnavant@cityofnewnan.org
Housing Authority This Authority meets on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Binion Community Center, 200 Binion Court. There are no staff liaisons.    
Retirement Board (City employees only) Review any requests employees have made to the board - in the event appropriate the City Manager may recommend a study regarding requests. The board meets as needed. Meeting dates are advertised in advance.
Della Hill
City Clerk

770-254-2358
dhill@cityofnewnan.org

Water and Light Commission The purpose of this Commission is to have complete control management of the water, sewerage and light works of the City and to manage and control them for the best interest of the City and the citizens thereof. The Commission meets on the third Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Newnan Utilities Offices, 70 Sewell Road.  There are no staff liaisons.
Downtown Development Authority The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created to serve as a liaison between various sponsors both public and private and the Main Street Program. The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall. Courtney Harcourt
Main Street Manager
770-253-8283 (x2)
charcourt@cityofnewnan.org
Coweta County Board of Health Coweta Board of Health was created by House Bill 1068 in 1984 - This is a Coweta County board and the City of Newnan as the largest municipality in the County is required by law to make this appointment to the board. The board meets on the third Tuesday of every other month at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Coweta County Health Department, 70 Hospital Road. There are no staff liaisons.
Ethics Commission Individuals consent to serve as a members of board of ethics and who will be available for a period of two years to be called upon to serve in the event a board of ethics is appointed, the Mayor and Council at the first public meeting after such determination, shall draw names randomly from the listing of qualified citizens until the specified five members of the board of ethics have been appointed. The Commission has never had an occasion to meet. TBA There are no staff liaisons.
Parks Commission The Parks Commission was established in 1990. The Commission consists of six (6) City Council appointed members who serve three (3) year terms. The Commission is responsible to study, develop plans, and establish goals for the establishment, development, care, maintenance, and placement of improvements and structures in all of the City's public parks and to present such plans, as a recommendation, to the Mayor and City Council. The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room. Mike Furbush
City Landscape Architect
770-254-2354
mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org
Tree Commission The Tree Commission was established in 1990. The Commission consists of six (6) City Council appointed members who serve three (3) year terms. The Commission is responsible for studying, developing plans, and establishing goals for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal and disposition of trees and shrubs in all public open spaces, and to present such plans, as a recommendation, to the Mayor and City Council. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall.

The Commission does NOT meet in June, July, August or December.
Mike Furbush
City Landscape Architect
770-254-2354
mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Convention Center Authority The Newnan Convention Center Authority created by the State Legislature and appointed by City Council, is tasked with the construction and successful operation of the Newnan Centre, an events center. The seven (7) members of the Authority serve staggered three year terms. The Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Carol Moore
Newnan Centre Director
678-673-5494
carol@newnancentre.com
Keep Newnan Beautiful The Keep Newnan Beautiful Commission was established in 2003. The Commission consists of twelve (12) City Council appointed members who serve three (3) year terms. Keep Newnan Beautiful (KNB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and a local affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful. KNB is a non-profit organization that is working to inspire and educate individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship. The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall. Page Beckwith
Director,
Keep Newnan Beautiful
770-253-8283
pbeckwith@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Cultural Arts Commission The Newnan Cultural Arts Committee (NCAC) is a standing committee for the City of Newnan, commissioned by the City Council in August 2005. This committee responds to the direction of the Mayor of Newnan and the City Council, to plan and coordinate cultural events that occur in the local community. The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, but dates and times may vary depending on projects. Katie Mosley
Leisure Services Manager
770-254-2682
kmosley@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Youth Activities Commission The Youth Activities Commission was established in 2008. The Commission consists of fourteen (14) City Council appointed members who serve three (3) year terms. The Commission has established and monitors the "Newnan Youth Council" which shall serve as a forum to assist the Commission in determining the needs and concerns of the youth of the City, to expose and educate the City's youth to the operations of local government, and to assist the City's youth in dealing with issues affecting the City's youth. The Commission is responsible for developing plans, sponsoring and coordinating with other organizations to appropriate youth programs, activities, and events in the City of Newnan and to present such plans, as a recommendation, to the Mayor and City Council. The Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall. Mike Furbush
City Landscape Architect
770-254-2354
mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Youth Council (NYC) The purpose of the Newnan Youth Council (NYC) is to provide a means for the high school youth of Newnan and Coweta County to learn about government, participate in the process, and to represent and articulate the needs of the community's youth. The overall purpose, based on the expressed need for youth programs, activities, events, continuing education, and youth involvement in community and governmental activities within the City of Newnan. The council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Mike Furbush
City Landscape Architect
770-254-2354
mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Urban Redevelopment Agency (NURA) The Newnan Urban Redevelopment Agency (NURA) promotes programs and activities within the city's designated Urban Redevelopment Authority area. The board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Richard A. Bolin Council Chambers at City Hall. Tracy Dunnavant
Planning Director
770-254-2354
tdunnavant@cityofnewnan.org
Newnan Development Authority The Development Authority of the City of Newnan is an independent, single-jurisdiction authority created in 1997, under the General Statue (O.C.G.A. 36-62-1), for the purpose of developing and promoting for the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities in the City, thereby promoting the general welfare of the citizenry. The Authority meets as needed. Meeting dates and times are advertised in advance. Hasco Craver IV
Assistant City Manager
770-253-8283
hcraver@cityofnewnan.org