Planning Commission

The Chelan County Planning Commission is a nine-member citizen advisory body appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), three members from each Commissioner district.

The primary function is to review recommendations regarding the Comprehensive Plan, related planning activities, and zoning regulations as assigned by the BOCC.

The Executive Secretary of the Planning Commission is the Director of Community Development or appointee. Questions regarding the Agenda or Planning Commission can be directed to Community Development Long Range Planning staff, at phone number 509-667-6225, or by email at

Current Members

District 1

  • Vicki Malloy, expiration 12/31/2018
  • Aaron Young (2017 Chair), expiration 12/31/2019
  • Jim Blair, expiration 12/31/2020

District 2

  • Jim Newberry, expiration 12/31/2021
  • Randy Baldwin, expiration 12/31/2018
  • Jordan McDevitt, expiration 12/31/2020

District 3

  • (Postition Vacant)
  • Pat Hammersmith, expiration 12/31/2019
  • Greg Becker, expiration 12/31/2020

Public Meetings

Meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm, and located at 400 Douglas Street, Meeting Room #1, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Public meetings during the months of November and December are often subject to change. The schedule is also available on-line through our Calendar link. Agendas are published on-line ten days prior to each meeting.

All meetings are recorded with summary minutes reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission. Copies of the recordings may be requested through the public records request form. Fees may apply.

Meeting Procedures

Before a meeting or hearing, the public is encouraged to plan a presentation, if wanting to provide comment. This may include working with Community Development Long Range Planning staff to address questions prior to the presentation.

At the meeting or hearing, the Planning Commission Chair is who opens the meeting/hearing for public comment, and they may limit the length of the testimony.

When giving your testimony, approach the microphone and provide your name and address. Be sure to speak directly into the microphone which is recording. Testimony or comments shall be:

  • • Directed to the Chair.
  • • Kept factual and on the subject.
  • • Relevant and consice - not repetitive.
  • • Respectful of others - no cheering, booing, applauding, or talking with audience members.

Opportunities for Appointment

Chelan County welcomes your interest in your community. If you are interested in being a Planning Commissioner, provide your name, address, email, phone number and a short narrative to As appointments come available, a review of requests will be completed by the corresponding District Board Commissioner.