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Community Development Committee
  • 5:30 p.m.               
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Public Safety Complex
    614 Main St.
    Pella, IA 50219
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Term Expiration

Originally Appointed

Phone Number 

Leah Bokinsky August 1, 2020 August 1, 2017 302.732.9848
Jerry Brummel - Chair August 1, 2020 August 3, 2004 641.780.0354
Susan Canfield October 3, 2020 October 3, 2017
Patsy Cody
August 1, 2019 May 6, 2003 641.780.2007
Linda Groenendyk 
August 1, 2019 June 5, 2012 641.628.6653

Mike Kiser - Vice-Chair
August 1, 2019 November 18, 2003 641.275.0789
Jody Lautenbach*
August 1, 2021 August 21, 2012 641.780.5339
Lowell Olivier-Shaw August 1, 2021 August 1, 2018 641.780.2817
Wayne Stienstra
August 1, 2021 January 7, 2003 641.780.4650
Robyn Van Berkum
August 1, 2020 August 3, 2004 641.628.9210
*Extraterritorial Member

The Community Development Committee was established in 1978 and is an 11-member board that consists of nine city members and two members from Marion County extraterritorial jurisdiction who are appointed by the City Council and serve a three-year term.

The purpose of the Community Development Committee (CDC) is to preserve and promote the unique charm, atmosphere, quaint and romantic character, natural beauty, and historical aspects of the Pella Business Districts. The CDC reviews design permits and sign permits. The Design Review District Design Manual contains the design parameters for architecture and signage and works together with the Design Review Overlay District and signage regulations. Architecture and signage subcommittees exist so minor architectural projects and sign permits can be reviewed quickly usually without having to go to full committee. The design permit application lists the major and minor permit types.