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Applicants sought for Astoria Planning Commission

Pearson stepping down as president

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 5, 2017 3:46PM

For the second time this year, Astoria Mayor Arline LaMear has to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Dave Pearson, who works as deputy director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, is leaving Astoria to take over as executive director at World of Speed, a motor sports museum in Wilsonville, later this month. He serves as president of the Planning Commission, leading meetings and guiding discussions.

Earlier this year, LaMear selected landscape architect Brookley Henri to fill a position left vacant after former commissioner Frank Spence was elected to serve on the Port of Astoria’s Commission.

LaMear is seeking applications from anyone interested in joining the seven-member commission. Members of the Planning Commission serve four-year terms and are appointed by the mayor.

The commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council regarding future development of the city.

Applications are available online at For more information or to ask questions, call the mayor’s office at 503-325-5824, or e-mail


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