Planning Commission

Overview


The Planning Commission is composed of 9 citizen volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to support the Department of Community Development and to make advisory recommendations on land use planning matters to the Board of County Commissioners as authorized in the Planning Enabling Act (RCW 36.70.040). The group does not review project-specific permits. Appointees represent their constituents and the general public from their district.

Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Tri-Area Community Center
    10 W Valley Road
    Chimacum, WA 98325
All meetings and formal public hearings are noticed in the newspaper of record, The Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader.

Agendas, Minutes & Audio Recordings


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas, Minutes, and Audio Recordings

Video Recordings


While not common practice, video recordings are available for some meetings:
  • March 5, 2014 - Joint workshop with City on Housing & Populations.
    • Presentations by: Jefferson Public Health and Habitat for Humanity
  • May 7, 2014 - Joint workshop with City on Agriculture and Economic Development.
    • Guest Speakers: David Engel, Peter Quinn, Judy Alexander, Robert Greenway, Al Latham, Dr. Laura Lewis

Agendas


View the agenda digitally during the meeting by utilizing the Tri-Area Community Center Wi-Fi connection:
  • Tri-Area Community Center Wi-Fi Password: community2014

Membership


The current composition of the Planning Commission is as follows, with expiration date of respective 4-year terms of service:

District 1


  • Gary Felder
    Term expires: March 17, 2020
  • Cynthia Koan, Chair
    Term expires: March 17, 2021
  • Kevin Coker
    Term expires: March 17, 2019

District 2


  • Mark Jochems
    Term expires: March 17, 2019
  • Matt Sircely
    Term expires: March 17, 2021
  • Lorna Smith, Vice Chair
    Term expires: March 17, 2018

District 3


  • Michael Nilssen
    Term expires: March 17, 2020
  • Richard Hull
    Term expires: March 17, 2021
  • Tom Giske
    Term expires: March 17, 2018