County & Town seek planning commissioners

Posted September 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm by

San Juan Coun­ty and the Town of Fri­day Har­bor both need cit­i­zen vol­un­teers for their respec­tive plan­ning commissions.

The Coun­ty needs to fill two Plan­ning Com­mis­sion vacan­cies — one for posi­tion #5, a par­tial term that ends in Dec. 2024, and one for posi­tion #8, a par­tial term that ends in Dec. 2025. Both vacan­cies must be filled by a res­i­dent of San Juan Island.

The Town has one Plan­ning Com­mis­sion vacan­cy for an at-large posi­tion reserved for a Coun­ty res­i­dent — a res­i­dent of San Juan Island and reg­is­tered vot­er of San Juan Coun­ty who does not live with­in the town lim­its of Fri­day Harbor.

San Juan Coun­ty’s Plan­ning Com­mis­sion is a group of cit­i­zen vol­un­teers appoint­ed by the Coun­ty Coun­cil who make rec­om­men­da­tions on plan­ning relat­ed mat­ters includ­ing the Com­pre­hen­sive Plan and Devel­op­ment Code. Work­shops and pub­lic hear­ings of the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion are a pub­lic forum where pub­lic opin­ion and advice becomes part of the County’s records and deci­sion-mak­ing process. Meet­ings are typ­i­cal­ly held once per month on the third Fri­day of the month in the morn­ing, but occa­sion­al spe­cial meet­ings may be required.

Fri­day Har­bor’s five-mem­ber Plan­ning Com­mis­sion acts as the fact-find­ing agency of the Town with respect to growth and devel­op­ment. It is charged with review­ing the Town Com­pre­hen­sive Plan and mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions to the Town Coun­cil con­cern­ing land use mat­ters. Ir meets reg­u­lar­ly on Thurs­day evenings.

To apply for one of the Coun­ty vacan­cies, email for a vol­un­teer appli­ca­tion. To apply for the Town vacan­cy, send a let­ter of inter­est to the May­or’s Office at

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