Interested individuals must submit their application by 5 PM on May 3rd. 

Planning Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The applicant would be filling an un-expired term ending 2/29/2020, with the option of reapplying for the following full four-year term ending 2/29/2024.

Port Angeles Planning Commission


Why You’re Needed:  This is your opportunity to help shape City improvements and the City of Port Angeles’ comprehensive plan which guides the land development choices within the city. Three of the nine positions are held by women.

Job Basics:

The Planning Commission acts as the City Council’s hearing body and forwards recommendations to the City Council on land development actions that include preparation of the city’s comprehensive plan, which is the framework for land development within the city, zoning regulations, and on the Facade and Sign Improvement Grant which focuses on improving the physical appearance of the downtown and commercial areas. The Commission may also make recommendations to individual City departments for adoption of land use controls.

Learn more about the duties of this Board.

Meeting Schedule: The Commission meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers.

How To Apply:  Download the Application or pick one up in the City Manager’s Office located in City Hall at 321 East 5th Street.

For more information contact Kari Martinez-Bailey, City Clerk at 360-417-4634 or [email protected]



This Spring the Planning Commission will review the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment which includes commercial and residential land uses, parks and recreation, economic development, the Growth Management Act, and housing.


• Knowledge about land development, planning, and regulation.

• Interest and understanding of public policy, city code, zoning, and ordinances.

• A concern for the esthetic of our community and the interrelationship between development, economics, environmental impact, and quality of life.

• One position is open to a city resident.


The City of Port Angeles has long been the primary urban center of the North Olympic Peninsula with nearly 20,000 residents. Approximately 120 employees serve our city, and community members give their time through 7 elected City Council positions and 7 boards or commissions.