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County seeks planning commissioners

Open seat includes Seaside

Published on May 15, 2018 10:46AM

Clatsop County invites applications for three open seats on its Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission is the county’s committee for citizen involvement on development and land use issues, such as zoning, natural resources, transportation, natural hazards, economic development, housing, farm and forest lands and coastal zones. The commission makes land use decisions on variances, conditional uses and subdivisions. It also makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on amendments to the comprehensive plan and its implementing ordinances. The Planning Commission usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, in Astoria, beginning at 10 a.m.

The open positions are for vacant terms ending June 30, 2022. For additional information about the commission’s meetings or responsibilities, please contact Gail Henrikson, Community Development Director, at 503-325-8611 or

Clatsop County strives to have a Planning Commission that represents all geographical areas of the county, including incorporated cities. The open seats currently represent Areas 3 and 6 and the city of Seaside. The commission does not have representation Elsie-Jewell and Seaside Rural planning areas. The commission bylaws allow a maximum of two members to reside within incorporated cities. Go to to view a map of the Planning Commission map.

The Board of Commissioners will consider the appointments at one of its upcoming regular meetings. Application forms are available from the County Manager’s office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, Astoria, OR, or online at The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. May 31.


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