Hillside Building Committee


The Hillside Building Committee is governed by Article XXII (PDF) of the Zoning Ordinance. This Committee consists of 5 members – two citizens appointed by the Council and three rotating Planning Commissioners. It is a Code compliance review committee whose purpose is to review new construction applications for adherence to the Hillside Code. The Committee reviews land disturbance, heights, lighting, building materials, grading and drainage, and other issues in an effort to preserve the hillside.

Applications include:

  • New homes
  • Remodels/additions
  • Solar panel installations
  • Accessory structures (such as ramadas)
  • New pools


  • Meetings are held as needed.
  • Town Hall Complex
    6401 E Lincoln Drive
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Agendas & Summaries

View current and archived agendas.

Citizen Members

Scott Jarson

Scott Tonn

Email Committee Members

Comments will be sent directly to the Committee’s staff representative and forwarded to all Committee Members. Note: your comments (including any contact information contained in the email) will be a public record subject to disclosure.

Staff Liaison: Hillside Planner Jose Mendez

Interactive Hillside Map (GIS)

Hillside Map (GIS) 2

Direct Link to Map

Related Links

2020 Hillside Building Committee Rules of Procedure

2023 Update to Town Council (PDF)

Hillside Building Code (PDF)

Hillside Application (PDF)

Residential Guide to Hillside Development (PDF)

Hillside Suggested Plant List (PDF)

Hillside and Non-Hillside Review Guide (PDF)

Hillside Safety Improvement Measures and Process Manual (PDF)

View Community Conversation Presentation on Hillside Development (PDF)

Land Use Training


Name Email Term Expires
Scott Jarson, Citizen Member & Chair SJarson@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2025
Scott Tonn, Citizen Member STonn@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2024
Vacant, Rotating Planning Commissioner
April 2026
Timothy Dickman, Rotating Planning Commissioner TDickman@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2026
Charles Covington, Rotating Planning Commissioner CCovington@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2025
Karen Liepmann, Rotating Planning Commissioner KLiepmann@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2024
William Nassikas, Rotating Planning Commissioner WNassikas@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2024
James Rose, Rotating Planning Commissioner JRose@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2026
Pamela Georgelos, Rotating Planning Commissioner PGeorgelos@paradisevalleyaz.gov April 2024
Jose Mendez, Staff Liaison JMendez@paradisevalleyaz.gov N/A