Committees, Boards, & Commissions


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National Wildlife & Historic Preservation Committee

Planning Commission:

The Town of Townsend is governed by the people and for the people, making citizen participation and contributions important to the Town’s future.

The Planning Commission meets in a public forum, working with the residents, serving as an advisory board to the Mayor and Council.  The Commission oversees the comprehensive planning process, helping to determine goals and aspirations of the community which directs public policy for Townsend.  Reviewing land use, zoning, planning and development applications within the municipal boundaries, requires annual updates of the Comprehensive Plan.  The Planning Commission conducts meetings and hearings, and invites residents to share their visions and/or concerns at these public gatherings.  The Planning Commission amends and prepares a draft of the Comprehensive Plan for review by the residents, Mayor and Council.  The Plan then goes to the Office of State Planning.  The Plan, is reviewed for compliance and accepted by the State, creating our approved public policy.  Every ten years the Comprehensive Plan is completely evaluated, reviewed by the Office of State Planning and other State agencies for the future of Townsend.

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) volunteer members, who have accepted the tasks and are appointed by the Mayor and Council.

Current members of the Planning Commission are:

  • Troy Geiger, Chair – 2019
  • James Reyes, Co-Chair – 2020
  • Louis Krause – 2020
  • Lisa Brooks- 2022
  • Januarius Asongu- 2022

*If you are interested in volunteering to be a member of the Planning Commission, please contact Town Manager Antonina Tantillo at or at 302-378-8082.

The Planning Commission meets monthly, on the second Wednesday, in the Town Hall located at 141 Main Street, at 7:00PM, unless posted otherwise on the calendar.  The meeting agendas are posted, as required by law, seven (7) days prior to the scheduled meeting, at the Post Office.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate at meetings and hearings.  The Planning Commission needs the comments and concerns of the citizens expressed at the scheduled meetings and hearings.  We offer the opportunity and encourage, for those unable to attend meetings and/or hearings, to send an email to Town Hall at – – Emails will be read and entered as public record, as citizen comments on the agenda.

Please find the most up to date Town of Townsend Comprehensive Plan by clicking here!

Ref. 24.08.040 Planning Commission 

Board of Adjustment Members:

  • Mayor Scott Lobdell
  • Town Engineer  Edwin Van-Otoo
  • Town Solicitor Christopher Griffiths