Interested individuals must submit their application by 5 PM on July 15th.

Members are appointed by the BOCC for staggered terms of 4 years each.

Clallam County Planning Commission


Why You’re Needed: This is your opportunity to help shape our comprehensive plan, improve our transportation infrastructure, make key recommendations about our Shoreline Master Plan, or weigh in on community issues like vacation rental concerns. 3 of the 9 positions are held by women. 

Job Basics:

The Planning Commission is a nine-member, volunteer advisory panel that makes recommendations to the Clallam County Board of Commissioners, through the Department of Community Development (DCD), regarding land use policy and related issues such as comprehensive land use plans and planning ordinances.

The typical duties of the Planning Commission include, but are not limited to, assisting in the update and amendment of the comprehensive plan and land use regulations; reviewing applications for open space tax benefits; and assisting in the annual review of the Transportation Improvement Program.

Learn more about the duties of this Board.

Meeting Schedule:  The Planning Commission holds regular meetings normally on the first and third Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. Most meetings are held in Room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles, and all meetings are open to the public.

How To Apply:  Download the Application or pick one up in their office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4, Port Angeles.

For more information contact [email protected] or call 360-417-2233




County Commissioners passed the Shoreline Master Plan on Oct. 30,2018 after a year of collaboration between the county commissioners, the planning commission, and the public. The Planning Commission is currently working on amending the rules for local B&B’s.


• Have the ability to listen to diverse viewpoints.

• Interest in land use policy, county code, and ordinances.

• Community outreach experience.

• There is an opening for Representatives of District I.

 Clallam County

Clallam County, named after the Klallam word for “the strong people”, has  approximately 75,000 residents with women making up 50.64% of the population and 54% of the workforce. Community members give their time through elected positions and 35 volunteer boards or commissions.