Positions Open on the Vernonia Planning Commission

Posted by City Hall on Jun 23, 2021

The City of Vernonia is seeking volunteer applicants for the City of Vernonia Planning Commission. The Commission makes recommendations and decisions regarding land use and any other matter relating to planning and development of the City and surrounding area. The Commission may authorize and supervise studies, hold hearings, and prepare reports and recommendations on its own initiative or at the request of the City Council.


The Planning Commission consists of 5 members, of which 4 must live inside the city limits and 1 may live within 5 miles from the city. When a position goes unfilled for more than 3 months, an additional member may be appointed from outside the city. There are currently 2 positions open on the Planning Commission, of which 1 may be filled by a citizen from outside the city limits.


Planning Commission Meetings are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.


Persons interested in positions should expect to attend all Planning Commission meetings and devote time for Study of issues prior to meeting attendance. Volunteer time is vital in working towards solutions to local government issues.


If you are interested in serving your city and getting involved, consider applying for the Planning Commission. Applying for a position is easy! Applications can be downloaded from the City’s website and are available at Vernonia City Hall during regular business hours.


If you have any questions please contact City Recorder Stephanie Borst at 503-429-5291 x 105 or sborst@vernonia-or.gov .