Planning Commission


Currently the Planning Commission is prohibited from meeting in person due to the risks of COVID-19. The public can watch meetings online or listen by telephone. Guidance on how to watch or listen to meetings is listed at the top of each published agenda. Published agendas also contain guidance on how to participate in open public comment and public hearings. Public comment can be sent by email to the Department of Community Development at, and will be distributed to the full Planning Commission.


  • 6:00 pm
  • First and Third Tuesday of each month, as needed

Agendas & Minutes

View Agendas (PDF) Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

View Minutes (PDF) Minutes are available following approval.


There are currently no vacancies on the Planning Commission. 

  • Jeff Carter, Chair (County)
    Term expires December 31, 2020
  • Olaf Protze, Vice Chair (City)                                Term expires December 31, 2020
  • Julianne Coonts  (County)                                    Term expires December 31, 2021
  • Kathy Downer (City)                                                 Term expires December 31, 2023                      
  • Elizabeth A. Hall (City)                                           Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Karen Mahalick (County)                                       Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Roger Wiseman (City)
    Term expires December 31, 2020

Membership Qualifications

Members must reside within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. At least four members at one time must be City residents. Currently there are four City residents and three County residents.

About the Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven-member citizen panel responsible for advising the City Council on matters related to long-range community planning, such as the adopted Sequim Comprehensive Plan. The commission and its duties are outlined in Sequim Municipal Code, Chapter 2.36.