The Whitley County Plan Commission is a body of 9 members. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of guiding the development of the county by: preparing a comprehensive plan including a land use plan; enforcing land use zoning and subdivision regulation ordinances; reviewing and approving subdivision plats; and advising the County Commissioners on zoning map and ordinance amendments. The Commission conducts public hearings for zoning and subdivision applications.
For more information regarding the application procedures for zoning changes and subdivision plats, refer to the brochures below. The deadline schedules for the Commission meetings are also listed.  For further information contact the Department at 260-248-3112.
2022 Member(s):
  • Thor Hodges, President
  • Brent Emerick, Vice President
  • Joe Wolf, Secretary
  • Dane Drew
  • Mark Johnson
  • George Schrumpf
  • Kim Kurtz-Seslar
  • John Woodmansee (non-voting)
  • Doug Wright
Regular Meeting Date, Time and Location:
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 p.m.  EST
  • Whitley County Government Center, Meeting Room A/B (Lower Level)
Miscellaneous Information
  • The Whitley County Plan Commission is hosting a workshop to discuss Form Whitley County, an update to the County's Comprehensive Plan. The workshop will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 in Meeting Room A/B (Lower Level) of the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren Street, Columbia City, IN 46725. The workshop will be broadcast at the following URL:
  • The September 15, 2021 regular meeting of the Whitley County Plan Commission will be broadcast online at the following URL:
  • For more information relative to rezoning and subdivision application procedures, meeting agendas, and zoning and subdivision regulations, please contact the Department at 260-248-3112 or