NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Planning Commission has an expiring position in District #1 and one vacancy in District #2. The incumbent for District 1 has officially indicated their interest in being reappointed. Both have terms that began in March of 2019 and expire in March of 2023. District #1 includes the Port Townsend area. District #2 includes eastern Discovery Bay, Tri-Area, Marrowstone Island, northern Oak Bay, and south along Center Road to Highway 104.

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 and planning proposals such as the Comprehensive Plan, zoning designations, policies, and regulations that guide development activities around the county. The group does not review project-specific permits. Recent efforts have addressed these local issues:

  • Assisting with the Comprehensive plan update and code amendments;
  • Master Planned Resort development recommendations;
  • I-502 land use and performance standards;
  • Sign regulations; and
  • Parcel rezones.

Meetings are typically held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 pm in the Tri-Area Community Center located at 10 W. Valley Road, Chimacum.

TO APPLY: Submit a completed online Planning Commission Application Each position is 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