Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council.  They are responsible to review all issues related to subdivision development, general planning of City development, and zoning.  They make recommendations to the City Council for final action.

Are you interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Waverly? If so, please fill out the Board and Commission Application to be considered. 

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month.  Some dates may vary due to holidays.  For a list of meetings and deadline schedule, please see below. 

Commission Members: 7
Terms: 5 years
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of the City Council


  • David Larson, Chairperson
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2026
  • John Meyer, Vice-Chairperson
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2028
  • Douglas Benschoter
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2025
  • David Huser
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2025
  • Kathy Olson
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2028
  • Kathryn Payne
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2024
  • Stephanie Garner
    • Term Expiration: 05/01/2026
  • Brian Birgen, Council Member Liaison
  • Paige Yoder, Secretary and Zoning Administrator/Code Enforcement Officer

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