Commissioners seek applications for Island County Planning Commission

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from Commissioner District 2 (Oak Harbor) and Commissioner District 3 (North Whidbey / Camano) to serve on the Island County Planning Commission.

Two current members of the Island County Planning will complete their terms of service on Jan. 2, 2012 and may be reappointed or replaced at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners. Members must reside in the district appointed to represent.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Planning Commission members for four-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Planning Commission consists of nine members, three from each district, to assure county-wide representation. The Board of County Commissioners seeks to ensure that the Planning Commission is a balanced committee representing many different viewpoints with regard to land use.

The Planning Commission generally meets the second and fourth Tuesdays, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex Hearing Room in Coupeville. Depending on the agenda, some meetings are held in the evenings and / or on Camano. Meetings run two to six hours or more depending on the complexity of the agenda. Preparation and research is necessary. Service on the Planning Commission is unpaid; however, members may obtain reimbursement for travel expenses to and from meetings.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest including a statement of qualifications and a resume to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Planning Commission Vacancies, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239, no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28.

For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail

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