The Wasco County Planning Commission currently has the two alternate positions open and are accepting applications for volunteers.  Alternates attend and participate in Planning Commissions but do not vote on matters unless a voting member is absent from the meeting.  Alternates are also considered first to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission.

The Wasco County Planning Commission examines and reviews changes to the Wasco County Comprehensive Plan, Wasco County National Scenic Area Land Use and Development Ordinance, and other documents, makes recommendations to approval authorities on land use matters, review certain complex land use cases and renders decisions, and performs other functions related to land use and strategic planning.  Our Planning Commission currently also serves as the Citizen Advisory Group and is actively involved in the Wasco County 2040 process.

Essential qualifications include both the ability and willingness to work toward solutions concerning land use and development.  Typically, the Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3pm until finished for a regularly scheduled meeting and to hear any land use development application cases or appeals.

Planning Commissioners will typically have several hours of reading per month to prepare for workshops or hearings.

If you have an interest in becoming a Wasco County Planning Commissioner, applications are available here  or can be obtained at the Wasco County Planning Department.

Please complete and return to the Wasco County Planning Department.  We will be closing the application process for review and interviews in September 2017.