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Council just thanked Berkley Mitchell for his service

UPDATE: City Council voted to appoint James Pates  to fill the vacancy on the Planning Commission.


City Council just honored Planning Commissioner Berkley Mitchell with a proclamation recognizing his service.

Mitchell has served since 2009. His current term ended Oct. 31 and he has decided not to serve another term.

Mitchell is a commercial real estate broker with Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer.

Council is also scheduled to appoint Mitchell’s successor on Tuesday. Council is considering Jason Graham, Joseph Henderson, James Pates and Rene Rodriguez to fill the vacancy.

The other members of the city’s Planning Commission are Richard Friesner, Roy Gratz, Ed Whelan, James Beavers, Joanne Kaiman and Roy McAfee.