This is my last week as executive director of the MPC. Starting October 1, Melony West will be the interim executive director until the Planning Commission completes its search for a permanent one. Melony has 18 years with the MPC, and is well qualified to oversee it during this time.

I have greatly enjoyed serving the Planning Commission and the community over the last 12 plus years. I am looking forward to new experiences after my retirement.

My wife and I are staying in Savannah and I look forward to contributing to the community in different ways. Please continue to give your support to the MPC staff and the Planning Commission board members.

Please take a few minutes to look at our department pages to see some of the exciting projects that we have been/are working on to help improve our community. One project in particular, the Comprehensive Plan, encompasses all our departments and their multitude of projects and plans.

The Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Tricentennial Plan, was completed in 2006, with revisions made in 2009 and 2012. It is once again time to review and update our existing Plan. Now is the time to reflect on what has been completed, identify what still needs to be done, and determine if priorities have changed requiring any adjustments in the course we are headed. This document will help shape our community by identifying issues, opportunities, and priorities and allocating resources accordingly. Stay tuned for our public meeting dates on the draft plan.

The Savannah - Chatham Community Indicators Coalition is a source of reliable, current community health and population data available to our Chatham County Community. Armed with this knowledge, community leaders can develop policies and programs focused on addressing conditions reflected in the indicators and plan strategies for improvement. The topic areas and associated data include:
  • Health
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Government and politics
  • Public safety
  • Social environment
  • Transportation
Upcoming Events

The Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site & Monument Commission meets on Oct 6 at 4:00 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room

The CORE MPO Citizens Advisory Committee meets on Oct 6 at 5:30 pm in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room

The Planning Commission meets on Oct 11 at 1:30 in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room

The Savannah Historic Board of Review meets on Oct 12 at 1:00 in the Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room

2016 Calendar of Meetings

100 Years of Preservation! 2016 marks several Preservation anniversaries: 100 Years of the National Park Service, and 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act and the designation of Savannah's National Historic Landmark District. Savannah has a full year of activities planned to celebrate. See the Anniversary Event Schedule.
Interested in current County Commission and City of Savannah Aldermanic Boundaries?

Chatham County has eight districts (Overview 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8) and the City of Savannah has six districts (Overview 1 2 3 4 5 6). You can view them in printable pdf format from the preceding links, or interactively in the SAGIS map viewer. Check it out.

Draft 3 of the proposed New Zoning Ordinances (NewZO) is available for public comment and review at