Clatsop County invites applications for an open seat 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 regularly meets the second Tuesday of each month, in Astoria, beginning at 10 a.m.

The open position is for a vacant term ending June 2018. For additional information about the commission’s meetings or responsibilities, contact Jennifer Bunch, Senior Planner, at 503-325-8611 or jbunch@co.clatsop.or.us.

Clatsop County strives to have a Planning Commission that represents all geographical areas of the county, including incorporated cities. The commission currently does not have representatives from the following planning areas: Elsie-Jewell, Seaside Rural, and Lewis & Clark/Olney-Wallooskee; however, all interested parties are encouraged to apply.

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 online at www.co.clatsop.or.us. The deadline to apply is Feb. 29, at 5 p.m.