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Planning Commission Volunteer Recruitment

Post Date:12/02/2019





Date:                                       November 14, 2019

Contact:                                   Matt Torpey (425) 413-8800

The Maple Valley City Council is recruiting individuals who are interested in serving in the capacity of Alternate Planning Commissioner for two positions that are currently vacant.  The duties of the Planning Commissioner include attending meetings and making recommendations to City Council on land use issues and revisions to the Development Regulations in the City of Maple Valley.  The Alternate Planning Commissioner must also attend meetings so that he/she will be prepared to fill an unanticipated vacancy.  The Planning Commission meets from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Lake Wilderness Lodge, with occasional special meetings and workshops on varying days of the week. (Advance notice of meetings is given.)

In order to qualify for this appointment, individuals must be residents of, or own property or a business in the City of Maple Valley.  Persons should have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience, or actions.  The term of office for a Planning Commissioner is four years and an Alternate Planning Commissioner is two years.  If the event an Alternate Planning Commissioner fills a Planning Commissioner vacancy, their term may be extended for up to four years.

The deadline for those wishing to be considered is Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 5:00 PM.  Applicant interviews will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 beginning at 6 PM. 

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, or accessed through the City's website at  Click on City Government, then click on Citizen Boards, Commissions and Committees, then click on Position Openings.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to Matt Torpey, Community Development Manager, at (425) 413-8800.

Planning Commission Recruitment News Release [PDF]

Planning Commission Recruitment Application [PDF]

Planning Commission Page

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