Planning Commission


Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the City Council. There are seven members in total. The Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Commission is the land use decision making body for the City. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on comprehensive plan amendments, zoning code amendments, and zone changes. The Commission also considers studies and reports regarding land use issues.

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.

Agendas and Minutes

The agendas are generally available a week prior to the next meeting. The minutes will be made available within two weeks after a meeting. All public meetings are audio recorded. To access the agendas and minutes of the Parks Advisory Board, please use the following links:

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Planning Commission Members (Terms Expire December 31st)

Chuck Lerwick, President (2023)
Tory Banford  (2021)
Chris Castelli (2022)
Andy Groh (2023) 
Carol Kowash (2021)
David Shein (2022)
John Swanson (2023)