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Applications Invited for Two Planning Commission Vacancies - 03/29/24

 (Astoria, OR)  — Clatsop County is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Clatsop County Planning Commission. 

“Planning commission members play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of our communities and property values,” said Gail Henrikson, community development director. “We strive to see that all geographical areas of the county are represented to the greatest extent possible.”

The Planning Commission is the county’s committee for citizen involvement on development and land use issues, such as zoning, natural resources, transportation, natural hazards, economic development, housing, farm and forest lands and coastal zones. 

The commission makes land use decisions on subdivisions, and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on amendments to the comprehensive plan and its implementing ordinances.

Committee application forms are available on the Clatsop County website or at the County Manager’s office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410 in Astoria. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024.

The Planning Commission regularly meets in Astoria at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are currently hybrid, with an in-person and virtual option available.

The Board of Commissioners is tentatively scheduled to review applicants at its Wednesday, June 5 work session, with appointments tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. 

For additional information about the commission’s meetings or responsibilities, please email or call Gail Henrikson at 503-325-8611.

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