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City Opens Recruitment for Planning Commission

Post Date:04/20/2018 12:23 PM

The Maple Valley City Council is recruiting individuals who are interested in serving in the capacity of Planning Commissioner and Alternate Planning Commissioner. The duties of the Planning Commissioner include attending meetings and making recommendations to City Council on land use issues and revision to the Development Regulations in the City of Maple Valley. The Alternate Planning Commissioner must also attend meetings so that he/she will be prepared to fill an unanticipated vacancy. The Planning Commission meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month, with occasional special meetings and workshops on varying days of the week. (Advance notice of meetings is given.)

 In order to qualify for this appointment, individuals must be residents of, or own property or a business in, the City of Maple Valley.  Persons should have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development as evidenced by training, experience, or actions.  The term of office for a Planning Commissioner is four years and an Alternate Planning Commissioner is two years.  In the event an Alternate Planning Commissioner fills a Planning Commissioner vacancy, their term may be extended for up to four years.

 The deadline for those wishing to be considered is Friday, May 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  Applicant interviews will be scheduled thereafter. 

 Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, or accessed through the City's website at www.maplevalleywa.gov.  Click on City Government, then click on Citizen, Boards, Commissions and Committees, then click on Position Openings.

 Questions concerning this position should be directed to Matt Torpey, Community Development Manager, at (425) 413-8800.

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