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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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.
Contacting Planning Commissioners
Public comments on legislative land use proposals must be sent to the Department at email@example.com following the comment guidelines during open comment periods. To easily contact the entire Commission as a group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. County email addresses for individual Planning Commissioners are in the table below.
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.
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: