Clatsop County is seeking applicants for an upcoming vacancy on the county planning commission.

The planning commission holds land-use hearings, implements the county’s zoning ordinances and comprehensive land-use plan and advises the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on land-use issues. The planning commission meets the second Tuesday of each month in Astoria.

The open position is for a partial term beginning Jan. 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018. For additional information about the commission’s meetings or responsibilities, contact Jennifer Bunch, senior planner, at 503-325-8611 or

Clatsop County strives to have a planning commission that represents all geographical areas of the county and encourages all interested parties to apply. However, applicants from the following planning areas are strongly encouraged to apply: Elsie-Jewell, Seaside Rural and Southwest Coastal. To see a map of the planning areas go to “committee vacancies” at

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m., Nov. 19. The Board of Commissioners will consider the appointments at its regular meeting in December. Application forms are available from the county manager’s office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, Astoria, or online at


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