Island County commissioners seek volunteer planners

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 Commission will complete their terms of service on Jan. 2, and may be reappointed or replaced at the pleasure of the county commissioners. Members must reside in the district appointed to represent.

The 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 countywide representation.

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 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, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239, no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28.

For information call  679-7353 or email


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