The Planning & Zoning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding rezoning, preliminary and final plats, site plans and certain ordinance changes. The Commission reviews applications in accordance with approved regulations pertaining to all zoning districts within the City of Marion. The Commission also gives reasonable consideration to the character of districts and their unique suitability for particular uses, with a view toward conserving the value of buildings, encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City, and encouraging compliance with the approved Comprehensive Plan.

About the Commission:

The Marion Planning and Zoning Commission consists of nine (9) members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. 

Staff Contact:
David N. Hockett
Principal Planner
Ph:  319-743-6320
Email Dave

Current Members:


Term Expires

Seth Moomey (Chairperson)


Jody Budde


Phil Seidl




Dale Monroe (Secretary) 


Deb Callahan


Matt Arenholz


Jillissa Moorman (Vice Chairperson)


Rachel Schramm


Please contact us if you are interested in filling a vacancy.

Meeting Times:

The Planning & Zoning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Marion City Hall (1225 6th Avenue). The presence of five (5) members is necessary to constitute a quorum. This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend.

Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting agendas are posted approximately one week prior to the scheduled meeting with those meeting minutes being made available approximately one week following the meeting date.  For minutes prior to 2018 please contact the Community Development - Planning Division. Meeting packets are posted prior to the meeting.

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