Community Development Committee


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • Public Safety Complex at 614 Main Street

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View the City of Pella Architectural Design Guidelines

  1. Planning and Zoning

    Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Lower Level of City Hall
    Pella, IA 50219


Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, for three-year terms.

NameTerm Expires
Caryn Van Hemert (Vice-Chair)August 1, 2026
Jerry Brummel
August 1, 2026
Chris MeyersAugust 1, 2026
Dennis Vander BeekAugust 1, 2026
Wayne StienstraAugust 1, 2024
Vacant (Marion Co.)August 1, 2024
Christi Vander Voort (Marion Co.)August 1, 2024
Patsy Cody (Chair)August 1, 2025
Mike KiserAugust 1, 2025
Allissa GrandiaAugust 1, 2025
Bob ZylstraAugust 1, 2024


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.


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 City of Pella Architectural Design Guidelines (PDF) 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 (PDF) lists the major and minor permit types.