Boards & Commissions


The BDS Department serves as the primary contact and facilitator for the following Boards and Commissions:

Zoning & Planning Commission

Broadly stated, the purpose of the Zoning and Planning Commission (ZAPCO) is to establish and apply land use and development regulations within the City’s corporate limits. The City’s development regulations are also enforced within its Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (a limited area outside the City Limits). ZAPCO functions as a final authority on some matters, and a recommending body on others. For example, ZAPCO is the final word on signs and variances to the Development Ordinance, but they only make a recommendation to the City Council on major land use decisions such as annexation and zoning. In general, ZAPCO review and decision-making process is understood to be more technical – and less political – than that of the City Council.

That being said, they are still not as technical as our City Building Commission (CBC), which examines the details of a construction project (such as siding and roofing). ZAPCO is more concerned with the layout of subdivisions and the appropriateness of land use. For example, with a new residential subdivision, ZAPCO would be interested in the size of the lots, the number of lots, and the impact that the subdivision will have on traffic, drainage and the environment, whereas the CBC would be interested in the details of the houses that are constructed within the subdivision. So ZAPCO sits between the politics of the City Council and the minutia of the City Building Commission, concerning themselves with the orderly development of the community in accordance with the City's ordinances.


First Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m.
Lakeway City Hall ~ Council Chambers
Meeting Videos


  • Dave Taylor, Chairman
  • Jack Ford
  • Don Goff
  • Bruce Harris
  • Don Kotrady
  • Dave Point
  • Steve Smith
  • Jean Hennagin, City Council Liaison


Application deadlines

City Building Commission

The Lakeway City Building Commission (CBC) administers the City Building Code which governs the construction of all residential and commercial structures in the city. The Commission is composed of seven regular volunteer members plus three alternates. 

The CBC first met as the Building Committee on January 12, 1994, with Sam Huser as Chairman. Subsequent Chairmen were Ray Norris followed by Chuck Purbaugh and Jim Bissett. As the city grew, staff additions were made to the City Building and Development Services Department to accommodate the increase in building permit issuance and other regulatory documentation that accompanied this growth. As the duties of the CBC became increasingly complex and time-consuming, virtually all of the non-controversial decisions and permitting were delegated to the professional staff. The CBC now meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month to respond to variance requests, waivers, height applications and other non-routine matters referred by the City Building and Development Services Department.


Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 a.m.
(Excepting November and December when the CBC meets once a month. Dates to be determined based upon when the holidays fall on the calendar.)
Lakeway City Hall ~ Council Chambers


  • Jimmy Anderson, Chairman
  • Chuck Petter, Vice Chairman
  • Ken Aldrich
  • Bob Berry
  • Dave DeOme
  • Carolyn Nichols
  • Rick Wilsey
  • Open, City Council Liaison


  • None at this time.
Application deadlines

Board of Adjustment

The Lakeway Board of Adjustment (BOA) convenes to hear variance requests of the Zoning Ordinance, and to hear appeals of decisions made by the Zoning and Planning Commission and City Building Commission.


When needed, the BOA meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m.
Lakeway City Hall ~ Council Chambers


  • Bill Dickson, Chairman
  • Dan Hall
  • Bob Schooler


  • Jesse Griffith