If you want to get involved in some very important grass roots work, here’s your opportunity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Planning Commission has two open positions, one each for District #1 and District #3. Terms begin as soon as filled and will expire in March of 2020. District #1 includes the Port Townsend area west to Cape George Road and District #3 reaches from southern Oak Bay to South County and the West End. A map is available online at the website shown below.

The Planning Commission assists the Department of Community Development and prepares advisory recommendations to the board of County Commissioners. The group provides a forum for public review of land use issues and planning proposals such as comprehensive and use-specific goals, policies, regulations, and zoning designations that guide development activities around the county. The group does not review project-specific permits. Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

  •   Building size and impervious surface limits for public purpose facility expansion;
  •   Master Planned Resort development recommendations;
  •   Adult oriented and I502 business regulations;
  •   Sign regulations;
  •   Parcel rezones;
  •   Public health and local food resiliency; and
  •   Assisting with the Comprehensive plan update.

    Meetings are typically held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 pm in the Tri-Area Community Center located at 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum.

    TO APPLY: Submit a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as possible to : Jefferson County Board of County commissioners, PO Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or Positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    LEARN MORE: Visit the Planning Commission webpage, including the Commissioner District map, at or contact Jefferson County Department of Community Development at (360) 379-4450 or