Planning Commission

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The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide guidance and direction for Maple Valley's future growth through continued review and improvement to the City's comprehensive land use plan, zoning code, shoreline management, environmental protection and related land use documents.

Members of the Planning Commission are selected from individuals who have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience or actions. An intent of the selection process shall be to evenly represent these areas of interest. Membership in the Planning Commission shall be limited to residents, business owners, or owners of property within the City.

There are seven (7) voting members appointed to the Planning Commission and one or more non-voting Alternate Planning Commissioners. Alternate Planning Commissioners attend Planning Commission meetings, and may be selected to fill a Planning Commissioner position which becomes vacant due to reasons other than term expiration.

(Maple Valley Municipal Code 2.35)

Current members of the Planning Commission are:

  • Robert Rohrbach, Chair
  • Gregory Wood, Vice Chair
  • Robert Palmer
  • Robert Tykoski
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Candace Tucker
  • Richard Axtell
  • Stephanie Ybarra (Alternate #1)
  • Vacant (Alternate #2)

To contact members of the Planning Commission please contact staff liaison Jennifer Cusmir at or 425-413-8800. 

The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Tahoma School District Board Room, 25720 Maple Valley Black Diamond Road SE, Maple Valley. All meetings are open to the public.

Once the minutes of each meeting have been approved by the Commission, the approved minutes will be posted to the website as soon as feasible following each Commission meeting.

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