The Planning Commission is a five (5) member board that is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Although each member is appointed to represent a specific Commission District by the individual District Commissioner, they vote on all applications for all districts. The Planning Commission is a recommending body only. They are delegated the responsibility of holding the only public hearing on rezoning applications, conditional use permits, and home occupation permits. The Planning Commission also holds the public hearing on all variance requests that were filed and scheduled to be considered simultaneously and pertaining to the same property with a rezoning, conditional use permit, or home occupation permit application. The Planning Commission is also responsible for holding the first public hearing on amendments to the text of the Unified Development Code (UDC) and other items, such as the Short Term Work Program, Comprehensive Plan, etc.
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Kerry Hill is a Principal Engineer with the Data Analytics team at Maximus, Inc., a health services consulting firm based in the Washington, D.C. area. She became involved in local transportation and planning issues during the Georgia Highway 20 widening decision-process and has remained active in various planning and zoning issues.
Since relocating from Northern Virginia in 2008, Kerry and her husband Ron have been active coaching and organizing the County’s youth soccer and lacrosse teams. Kerry and Ron’s daughter and two sons all attended Forsyth County public schools.
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Stacy Guy and his wife Robyn moved to Forsyth County in 2001. They have two children. His family attends Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.
He graduated from Clemson University in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science and Economics. He works as a software analyst in Alpharetta.
Stacy volunteered at Whiz Kids, a Roswell-based charity that tutors and mentors at-need first graders. He also coaches youth baseball at Sharon Springs Park.
As part of his homeowners association at Shiloh Farms, he started a Forsyth Matters committee to advocate for local issues, zonings, public school concerns and proper growth in south Forsyth. Stacy also served in a research and analysis capacity for the Sharon Springs Alliance, an organization exploring cityhood in south Forsyth.
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Jessica Thorsen and her husband, Mark, have lived in Forsyth County collectively for 14 years. They have two daughters, both currently attending schools in the West Forsyth cluster.
She works in Alpharetta as a Senior Director in regulatory compliance for an Atlanta-based global information solutions company. Her previous work history was in the field of commercial property management and lease management. She attended community college with a focus on Paralegal Studies.
Jessica has been involved in the local community through various volunteer opportunities at Vickery Creek Elementary and within her neighborhood’s HOA. She served as the zoning committee chairperson for the Polo Golf & Country Club HOA. Jessica spent two years as a volunteer cheerleading coach at Midway Park and attends Browns Bridge Church. Through her employer’s various community outreach programs, she has led and participated in events with Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army.
Jessica looks forward to the opportunity to serve the District 3 citizens to preserve the integrity of our community.
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Bettina Hammond moved to Georgia in 1975 and has lived in Forsyth County since 1980. Her career was in Economic Development at Georgia Tech and the Small Business Administration for Rockwell International. In 1998, she was employed by Forsyth County to establish and organize the first Procurement Department implementing policies and procedures that insured fairness, equality and savings in spending of tax dollars. From 2004 to 2008 she served on the Forsyth County Planning Commission.
She presently enjoys time serving non-profits, and family time with her husband Allen and their grandchildren.
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Tim Dineen, with his wife and son, have lived in the North Georgia area for over ten years.
He is the Program Director for the History and Political Science Department of Gwinnett Technical College and has served on the Buford Highway Overlay Committee, the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan Vision Committee, his community’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Regional Development and Affairs Committee, and actively participates in the Cub Scouts with his son.
He looks forward to the opportunity to serve the residents of Forsyth County as the District 5 Planning Commissioner.