Vancouver Planning Commission Seeking Applicants

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body and makes recommendations to the City Council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other land use matters.

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 experience in community planning, urban design or housing development, and who are active in business, neighborhood or community affairs.

Participation in the Planning Commission requires a significant time commitment, of approximately 15 hours per month. This includes regular attendance at monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meetings are held at City Hall at 3:00 p.m. Attendance at other sub-committee or City Council meetings may be required. Commissioners prepare for meetings by reviewing a variety of maps and technical information and making site visits.



Completed applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 11:59 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2016. If interested, applicants may apply on-line at the City of Vancouver, Boards and Commissions Application Form.

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