: The Planning and Zoning Board (PZB), authorized by the City Commission as the Local Planning Agency (LPA), is an advisory board consisting of six members – five voting members and one nonvoting member. Each voting member is appointed by the City Commission; the nonvoting member is appointed by the School Board of Alachua County. The PZB provides recommendations to the City Commission on the adoption of Comprehensive Plan Amendments and other land use applications, such as Rezonings, filed pursuant to Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, or City Ordinances. In addition, the PZB is authorized by the City Commission to provide recommended policies and guiding action affecting development in the City, including amendments to Land Development Regulations, Ordinances, special studies, and other proposals which promote orderly development.

Ordinance: No. O-89-4

City Staff Contact:
Kathy Winburn, AICP
Planning & Community
Development Director

Physical Address:
15100 NW 142nd Terrace
Alachua, FL 32615

Phone: (386) 418-6121

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 6:00pm

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Alachua, FL 32616-0009

Fax: (386) 418-6130

Member Term


Gary Thomas (Chair)
6003 NW 112th Place
Alachua, FL 32615

3 years 09/24/2012 06/13/2019
Fred Hilton
13406 NW 145th Avenue
Alachua, FL 32615
(352) 494-9281

3 years 06/22/2015 06/14/2018
Virginia Johns
P.O. Box 976
Alachua, FL 32616
(386) 462-2047

3 years 05/10/2010 05/22/2020
Anthony B. Wright
PO Box 661
Alachua, FL 32616
(386) 462-5338

3 years 08/25/2014 10/09/2020

Vacant Seat (1)


School Board Member
Robert P. Hyatt

*Board Members serve three (3) year terms. Appointment date is the Board Member's original appointment date.

Membership Requirements: