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The Isle of Wight County Planning Commission is composed of ten (10) members, two (2) from each district. Planning Commission members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors member for the voting district they represent. Each member is appointed for a term of four (4) years.

The Planning Commission serves as a reviewing body for development projects in the County. The Planning Commission reviews development plans, Conditional Use Permits, Special Use Permits, and Rezonings. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on what actions should be taken concerning the project in question.

If you would like to know when the Planning Commission meets you can go to the Planning Commission Schedule.

If you would like to know what items will be discussed at the current meeting or would like to view a transcript of a previous meeting you can go to the Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes.

If you would like to watch a previously recorded Planning Commission meeting go to our On Demand Meeting Video Archive. Live streaming of a meeting in progress is available here.

If you would like to review the Bylaws which will provide further detail about how the members are appointed and how the meetings are conducted you can go to the Planning Commission Bylaws.

The contact information for each Planning Commission member is listed below. The Planning Commission can be contacted as a whole via email at


Smithfield District

Mr. Thomas Duerig
417 Muirfield
Smithfield, VA 23430
(C) 757-617-6812

Term Expires February 2020

Ms. Cynthia Taylor, Vice-Chairwoman
103 Watch Harbour Circle
Smithfield, VA 23430
(H) 757-357-6522

Term Expires February 2019


Carrsville District

Mr. Brian Carroll
8461 Stallings Creek Drive
Smithfield, VA 23430
(H) 757-357-4254

Term Expires February 2018

Mr. Don G. Rosie
29557 Walter Highway
Carrsville, VA 23315
(C) 757-353-9667

Term Expires February 2019

Hardy District

Mr. Bobby Bowser
 207 Red Oak Court
Smithfield, VA 23430
(H) 757-357-6517

Term Expires February 2021

Mr. James Ford, Chairman
9614 Old Stage Highway
Smithfield, VA 23430
(H) 757-357-3522

Term Expires February 2020

Windsor District

Mr. William G. Saunders, IV
14547 Five Forks Road
Windsor, VA 23487
(H) 757-242-4641

Term Expires February 2020

Mr. James P. O’Briant, III
9 Holland Drive
Windsor, VA 23487
(H) 757-242-4359

Term Expires February 2019


Newport District

Mr. Richard L. Gillerlain
 22501 Tally Ho Drive
Carrollton, VA  23314
(C) 757-279-0623

Term Expires February 2019

Mr. Edward Hulick, P.E.
20655 Creekside Drive
Smithfield, VA 23430

Term Expires February 2021



Ms. Melinda Goodwyn
(O) 757-365-6316

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