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:

  • Candace Tucker, Chair
  • Richard Axtell, Vice Chair
  • Carladenise Edwards
  • Jonathan Miller
  • Michael Pearce
  • Dave Pilgrim
  • Robert Tykoski
  • Vacant (Alternate #1) 
  • Vacant (Alternate #2)

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

The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 PM the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley.  Please check the Welcome Board for the room assignment.  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.




Date:                                       January 9, 2020

Contact:                                  Matt Torpey (425) 413-8800


The Maple Valley City Council is recruiting individuals who are interested in serving in the capacity of Planning Commissioner.  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 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. 

The deadline for those wishing to be considered is Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  Applicant interviews will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Lake Wilderness Lodge beginning at 6:00 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.

Recruitment News Release - 01/09/2020 [PDF]

Planning Commission Recruitment Application [PDF]

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