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Skagit County Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is the county's principal citizen advisory body on land use policy and regulations. The Washington State Planning Enabling Act directs the Planning Commission to "assist the Planning Department in carrying out its duties, including assistance in the preparation and execution of the comprehensive plan and recommendations to the department for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments..."


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Next Meeting
January 9, 2018

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Schedule & Archive
upcoming meeting schedule
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Legislative Projects
Information and how to comment
on legislative land use proposals

 

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Kathy Jewell, Planning & Development Services Administrative Coordinator, at (360) 416-1338 or kathyj@co.skagit.wa.us.

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission was created under the authority of RCW 36.70.040 by Resolution No. 3078 on July 24, 1961, pursuant to the Planning Enabling Act, RCW Chapter 36.70. The Planning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners and approved by a majority of the Board. Three Planning Commission members are appointed to represent each County Commissioner district to ensure countywide geographical membership among the Planning Commission.

emailContacting Planning Commissioners

Public comments on legislative land use proposals must be sent to the Department at pdscomments@co.skagit.wa.us following the comment guidelines during open comment periods. To easily contact the entire Commission as a group, please email planningcommission@co.skagit.wa.us. County email addresses for individual Planning Commissioners are in the table below.

Membership

Planning Commissioners serve four-year terms, with no limit on the number of terms. Vacancies are filled from the same commissioner district as that of the vacating member for the remainder of the unexpired term.

Seat District Commissioner Term Expires Most Recent OPMA Training
1
1
8/31/2018
12/2/2014
2
1
8/31/2021
3/30/2016 
3
1
8/31/2020
12/2/2014
4
2
8/31/2019
12/2/2014
5
2
8/31/2019
12/2/2014
6
2
8/31/2020
1/4/2016
7
3
8/31/2018
12/2/2014
8
3
8/31/2021
11/30/2015
9
3
8/31/2020
4/11/2016 

Training in the Open Public Meetings Act is required for Planning Commissioners no later than 90 days after the date the member takes office; at intervals of no more than four years as long as the individual is a member of the Commission.

Resources for PC Members
The following materials are useful information for anyone interested in learning about land use planning in Skagit County, especial new Planning Commissioners:

A "countywide planning policy" is a written policy statement or statements used solely for establishing a countywide framework from which county and city comprehensive plans are developed and adopted pursuant to the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.210). Countywide planning policies (CPPs) ensure that city and county comprehensive plans are consistent with the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A). The "Framework Agreement" sets out the procedures for developing and adopting the CPPs.