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Planning Commission

Purpose: The Planning Commission shall assist the Planning & Development Services Department in carrying out its duties, which includes helping to prepare and execute the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the department for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments. The Commission shall conduct hearings as required under RCW 36.70, and shall make findings and conclusions that shall be transmitted to the Planning and Development Services Department and County Council. The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the evenings.

Authority:  RCW 36.70.040, WCC 2.03.065

Contact Person:  Becky Boxx, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department, 676-6907

Vacancies: See vacancy list

Term Limit:  2 full terms, one year separation required after two terms.

Term Length:  4 years

Number of Members:  9 Members. Current member list

Additional Information: Planning and Development Services Department's Planning Commission website.