The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one opening on the Planning Commission. The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a volunteer resident advisory body and makes recommendations to the City Council on topics related to the future growth and development of Vancouver.
The Vancouver Planning Commission reflects a broad range of neighborhoods, professional and community experience and perspectives and seeks to be representative of the cultural diversity of the Vancouver community. The Commission is seeking candidates with interest and/or experience in community planning, urban design or housing development, and who are active in business, neighborhood, or community affairs.
Applicants must be a Vancouver resident or live in the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area. Applicants must be available for an interview on Friday, December 11. This position is currently held by an individual whose term is expiring and may reapply. Per Vancouver City Council policy, all incumbents who wish to reapply for their positions will be re-interviewed along with any qualifying applicants.
Participation in the Planning Commission requires a time commitment of about 15 hours per month. This includes regular attendance at monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Attendance at other sub-committee or City Council meetings may be required.
Completed applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 5 p.m. on Sunday, November. 1.
Applications may be submitted online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. For a printed application or to request the application in another format or language, contact the Boards and Commission Coordinator in the City Manager’s Office at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, or by calling 360-487-8600.