Boards and Commissions

The City of Odessa’s Boards are staffed by volunteers. We encourage our citizens to consider becoming actively involved in City government and help shape the future of Odessa by serving on a City Board. You must be 18 years or older and live within the city limits of Odessa to apply. Click here for the application.

Parks & Recreation Board

Jannan Bradley, President
Gerald Gittinger, Vice President
Emily Oldham, Secretary
John Carmody, Treasurer
Mike Duncan, Sergeant at Arms
Thad Madsen
John Elliot
Logan Seals
Alan Barner


Planning & Zoning Commission

Marty McDermed, Chair
Ruth Beamer, Secretary
Mary Bertram
Aaron Martin
Matthew Modlin
Vicki Pavlovsky
Jo Ann Quigley

Board of Zoning Adjustment

Sean Croucher, Chair
William "BJ" Begeman, Co-Chairman
Charles Harvey

Jason Hawkins


Board of Appeals

Ernie Cockrum
Brandon Murry
Rick Barker
Dennis Summers


Economic Development Council

Bruce Whitsitt, Chair
Robert Brinkley
Carol Peters
Shelli Jernigan
Larry Shutt