Planning Commission

Overview

The Planning Commission is comprised of five or seven members chosen from among the qualified electors of the city. Alternate members may also be appointed. Members of the Planning Commission serve at the pleasure of the City Council and are appointed for four-year, overlapping terms. Planning Commissioners must live within City limits. Planning Commission members receive a stipend of $40 per month. 

Planning Commissioners have a variety of backgrounds and experiences that contribute to making important decisions about the future of Montrose. Successful Planning Commissioners enjoy learning about land use, work well as part of a team, have a passion for the Montrose community, and are willing to prioritize what is best for the community over what is best individually. Experience in development, planning, and real estate is not required. 

The role of the Planning Commission is to review a variety of land use applications including requesting changes to property configurations, modifying uses within the City, reviewing new development plans, and implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Staff in the Planning Services Division provide training, information, and support to the Planning Commission. The City Council, Planning Commission, and City staff work together to help the community manage growth and development in an orderly manner.

Meetings

Meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the City Council Chambers of the Elks Civic Building (107 S Cascade Ave.).

Meetings usually last 1-2 hours and are open to the public.

Karen Vacca

Karen Vacca

Planning Commission - Phoebe Benziger

Phoebe Benziger

Jan Chastain

Jan Chastain

David Fishering

David Fishering

Delphine Jadot

Delphine Jadot

Chad Huffman

Chad Huffman

Richard Rogers

Richard J. Rogers

Agendas & Minutes

Planning Commission meeting agendas, packets, and minutes are posted regularly to the city's website. Use Notify Me to register to receive an email notification each time new meeting agendas are posted. Meeting notices and agendas are also posted at the main entrance to City Hall (433 S. First St.). 

An online archive of meeting minutes and agendas is provided to enable the public to research the proceedings of public meetings. Meeting minutes that are not available online can be requested from the City Clerk's Office. 

Agendas are available prior to the scheduled meetings.

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Meeting packets are available prior to the scheduled meetings.

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Minutes are available following approval.

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Planning Commissioners and Terms

  • Phoebe Benziger - 12/31/2024
  • Jan Chastain - 12/31/2024
  • David Fishering, Chair - 12/31/2022
  • Chad Huffman - 12/31/2022
  • Karen Vacca, Vice-Chair - 12/31/2022
  • Richard J. Rogers - 12/31/2022
  • Delphine Jadot - 12/31/2022  
  • Alternate - Steven Ball - 12/31/2024

Vacancies

The city accepts applications to fill Planning Commission vacancies as they occur. Opportunities to serve on the commission are advertised and posted on all of the city's public information channels. 

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying for vacancies on the commission are invited to submit an application.