Mercy Davison- Town Planner

Mercy Davison has served as the Town Planner for the Town of Normal since 2004. In this role, Davison focuses on land use and development, ensuring new development complies with the Zoning and Subdivision Codes and aligns with Town goals. 

Davison oversees the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission and Uptown Design Review Commission. She serves as the staff contact for development proposals, manages public processes and is the staff liaison to the McLean County Regional Planning Commission. The Planning Division also manages the Town’s Community Development Block Grant programs and assists with bicycle and pedestrian planning. 

Davison joined the Town of Normal in 2001, when she was hired as a Town attorney.

Davison earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Montana, Missoula, and a law degree from Washington University, St. Louis. 

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has co-chaired several statewide planning conferences. She has also assisted the state chapter of the American Planning Association with numerous training events.

Locally, Davison serves on the board of the JWP Audubon Chapter and on the Owner Engagement Committee at the Green Top Cooperative grocery store.

To learn more about Planning operations for the Town, check out the What’s Normal Podcast. (note: all podcasts recorded pre-COVID)

Mercy Davison
  1. Mercy Davison

    Town Planner