Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation of the City Council. Members serve three year terms. Members must reside, work, or have ownership interest in property in the City of Westland. The Planning Commission reviews and recommends to City Council all applications for amendments to the Zoning Ordinance or zoning map, applications for special land uses, site plan approvals and planned unit developments.


Developers interested in locating in Westland should review the Planning Process. Their recommendations are provided to City Council to aid in their decision-making process. Meetings are broadcast by your local cable provider. Notice of agenda items are published in the Westland Observer and residents are notified by mail if they own property or live within 300 feet of the proposal.


  • Darrell Rounds
    Term expires: August 20, 2026
  • Deanna Adams-Stachow
    Term expires: March 2, 2026
  • Sam Durante
    Term expires: July 7, 2025
  • Debra Fowlkes
    Term expires: February 18, 2026
  • David Rappaport
    Term expires: August 5, 2026
  • Ruby Richards
    Term expires: March 2, 2026
  • Brian Hopkins
    Term expires: September 17, 2024
  • David Soukas
    Term expires: March 6, 2026
  • Vacant
    Term expires: 

Desired Skills

  • Civil Engineering / Architecture Background
  • Building / Construction Background
  • Land Use Planning / Urban Renewal Background
  • Property Law Background

Diversity Breakdown

The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Age Breakdown
Ethnicity Breakdown
Planning Age BreakdownPlanning Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender Breakdown
Geography Breakdown
Planning Gender BreakdownPlanning Geography Breakdown


The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month.
View the Boards and Commission Calendar for meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Video Recordings of Meetings

Visit the video archive to view previously recorded meetings.