Opening of the planning commission for Deschutes Co.


Deschutes County is seeking residents interested in serving on the Deschutes County Planning Commission in a general position. Applications will be accepted until Friday January 28 at 5 p.m.

The Planning Commission reviews land use policy and zoning bylaws and makes recommendations to the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners. Members are the official land use planning committee for the county’s unincorporated area, providing a forum for community input.

There is a vacant post on the Planning Commission for an executive member. The extraordinary member will complete an existing term until June 30, 2024 and will likely be reappointed for a full term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028.

The planning committee meets at the Deschutes Services Building (1300 NW Wall Street) in Bend on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are currently taking place with in-person and online options and many members of the Board. the planning committee participate remotely. Additional meetings and locations throughout the county may be required.

Those interested in serving are encouraged to submit a full application including a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, outlining their interest in rural land use planning issues and their ability to sit collaboratively on a committee.

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