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Department Description:

The Planning Department is responsible for developing, updating, and implementing the Growth Management Plan; reviewing development and site plans; and for administering the zoning and subdivision regulations as written in the Columbia County code of ordinances. The department collaborates with the transportation department to implement the transportation system plans and works closely with all the departments in the County to ensure a high standard of development.

We are a public planning organization that puts customers first, values partnerships and strives to shape Columbia County as a premier community. We provide information, advice and technical support to Columbia County's citizens, elected officials and Planning Commission to assist them with development decisions, issues and priorities. We are committed to long-term economic vitality, environmental integrity, and the quality development of our community.

Contact Information:

Columbia County Government Center
630 Ronald Reagan Drive
Building B, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 498
Evans, GA 30809
Office (706) 868-3400
Fax (706) 868-3405



Andrew Strickland, AICP
(706) 312-7268 office
(706) 868-3405 fax
(678) 617-9691 mobile

Nayna Mistry
Planning Manager
(706) 312-7178 office
(706) 868-3405 fax
(706) 825-1806 mobile

Will Butler
Planner II
(706) 312-7167 office
(706) 868-3405 fax
(770) 601-1105 mobile

Danielle Bolte
Planner I
(706) 312-7176 office
(706) 868-3405 fax 
(706) 755-5531 mobile

Jonathan Williams
Landscape Architect
(706) 312-1351 office
(706) 868-3405 fax
(864) 992-3653 mobile

Linda Lindley
Planning Specialist IV
(706) 868-3400 main line
(706) 868-3405 - fax

Elizabeth Metzger
Administrative Specialist
(706) 868-3400 main line
(706) 868-3405 - fax

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