Planning & Zoning Commission

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission is a five-member panel appointed by the Sussex County Council, as stipulated by 9 Del. Code Chapter 68, to consider requests for change of zone, conditional use and subdivision applications. Members are appointed for three-year terms.

The commission acts as an advisory board to the County Council on change of zone and conditional use requests, but has the authority to grant or deny subdivision applications. The Planning & Zoning Commission holds public hearings twice a month.

Comments and correspondence intended for the commission or its members should be entered into the record during Planning & Zoning public hearings, sent by mail to the Planning & Zoning Office, PO Box 417, Georgetown, DE 19947, or submitted electronically.


Name Robert C. Wheatley, Chairman
Council District 1
Year Appointed 1995
Current Term Ends 2025

Name R. Keller Hopkins
Council District 5
Year Appointed 2016
Current Term Ends 2023

Name Kim Hoey Stevenson, Vice-Chairman
Council District 3
Year Appointed 2017
Current Term Ends 2023

Name J. Bruce Mears
Council District 4
Year Appointed 2019
Current Term Ends 2023

Name Holly Wingate
Council District 4
Year Appointed 2018
Current Term Ends 2024