The Sumter County Board of Commissioners has a board appointment vacancy on the Sumter County Planning and Zoning Commission. This commission meets on the Thursday prior to the Thursday after the 2nd Tuesday, and only when needed. There are seven members on this board. Each member serves a 5 –year term. All meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission are held in the Sumter County Board of Commissioners’ Board Room located at the Sumter County Courthouse on the 1st Floor. All meetings begin at 6:00 PM. Each meeting lasts for approximately one hour. The major duties and/or responsibilities of each member are for the members to approve or deny zoning applications and then give the recommendation to Sumter County Board of Commissioners. Some of the requirements for being a member on the planning and zoning commission is that the member shall reside within Sumter County, GA; and none of the Planning Commission members shall hold any other public office, except that one member may also be a member of the Board of Appeals.