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Boards and Commissions

The City of Newnan currently has over 15 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. 


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 Council Chambers at City Hall.
Staff Liaison: Tracy Dunnavant, Planning Director at 770-254-2354 or 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 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Staff Liaison: Tracy Dunnavant, Planning Director at 770-254-2354 or tdunnavant@cityofnewnan.org

Housing Authority
This Authority meets on the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Binion Community Center, 200 Binion Court. There are no staff liaisons.

Retirement Board (City employees only)
The Board meets as needed. Meeting dates and times are advertised in advance.
Staff Larsson: Della Hill, City Clerk at 770-254-2358 or dhill@cityofnewnan.org

Water and Light Commission
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 12:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room at City Hall.
Staff Liaison: Hasco Craver IV, Assistant City Manager/ Business Development Director at 770-253-8283 or hcraver@cityofnewnan.org

Coweta County Board of Health
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 Rd.  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 at City Hall. This Commission does NOT meet in June, July, August, or December.
Staff Liaison: Mike Furbush, City Landscape Architect at 770-254-2354 or 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 to study, develop plans, and establish 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. This Commission does NOT meet in June, July, August, or December.
Staff Liaison: Mike Furbush, City Landscape Architect at 770-254-2354 or 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.
Staff Liaison: Carol Moore, Newnan Centre Director at 678-673-5494 or
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. This Commission does NOT meet in July or December.
Staff Liaison: Page Beckwith, Keep Newnan Beautiful Director at 770-253-8283 or 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, but times and dates may vary depending on projects.
Staff Liaison: Gina Snider, Public Information Officer at 770-254-2682 or gsnider@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 to develop plans, to sponsor, and to coordinate with other organizations 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.
Staff Liaison: Mike Furbush, City Landscape Architect at 770-254-2354 or mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org

Newnan Youth Council
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.
Staff Liaison: Mike Furbush, City Landscape Architect at 770-254-2354 or mfurbush@cityofnewnan.org

Urban Redevelopment Authority
Promotes programs and activities within the City’s designated Urban Redevelopment Authority area
The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4:15 p.m. at the Newnan Housing Authority offices, 48 Ball Street.
Staff Liaison: Tracy Dunnavant, Planning Director at 770-254-2354 or 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 Statute (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.
Staff Liaison: Hasco Craver IV, Assistant City Manager/ Business Development Director at 770-253-8283 or hcraver@cityofnewnan.org