Planning Commission


  • 7 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the month
  • City Hall
    187 S.E. Court St.
    Dallas, OR 97338
Note: All meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend.


The City of Dallas Planning Commission is composed of seven residents of Dallas appointed by the City Council to four-year terms.
  • Chuck Lerwick, President
  • Chris Castelli
  • Andy Groh
  • Marc Pazina
  • Carol Kowash
  • David Shein
  • Bob Wilson


The Planning Commission is the primary land-use decision making body for the City. The Commission's responsibilities include:
  • Acts as the Committee for Citizen Involvement
  • Making decisions on land-use applications for things like subdivisions and conditional use permits
  • Making recommendations to the City Council on zone changes and Comprehensive Plan amendments proposed by applicants
  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the City Council on updates to the zoning ordinance and Comprehensive Plan
Public Hearing Guidelines are followed during the Planning Commission meetings, if you have questions please contact the Planning Department on the second floor of City Hall at 503.831.3571 for more information.