About the Planning 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.
- 5:30 pm
- First and Third Tuesday of each month, as needed
- To participate via Zoom:
Click this link: https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/88350553965
To participate by phone: Dial (253) 215-8782 and enter Webinar ID 88350553965
- Please check our calendar for any updates to meetings and potential cancellations or changes.
- 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 email@example.com and will be distributed to the full Planning Commission.
Upcoming Public Hearings
None currently scheduled.
Agendas & Minutes
View Agendas (PDF) Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
View Agenda Packets (PDF) Agenda packets are available prior to the meetings.
View Minutes (PDF) Minutes are available following approval.
Membership Qualifications - Currently seeking applicants!
Members must reside within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. At least four members at one time must be City residents.
We are currently seeking applicants for in-city resident positions. If you are interested, please submit an application for an opportunity to be a part of our team.
If you have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET YOUR PLANNING COMMISSIONERS!
Julianne Coonts moved to Sequim for the first time in 1987 with her family. She is a graduate of Sequim High School. Julianne promptly left Sequim after High school to pursue her college degree and upon completion of her schooling she lived in the Seattle area for 6 years. In early 2000 she made the decision to move back to Sequim to raise her family and she purchased her childhood home from her mother’s estate. Together, Julianne and her husband Doug raised their 3 children in Sequim. Doug and Julianne are small business owners in the community. Julianne is passionate about public service and believes that serving the community she lives in is not only a duty but an honor. She has volunteered for the Sequim Irrigation Festival since 1992, is on the executive committee for the Sequim Valley Chamber of Commerce and Co-chairs the annual Elk’s Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Elk’s Children’s fund. She is also a member of Sequim Sergers, an all-volunteer group that sews blankets to donate to children in need, both within the United States and abroad. Julianne loves all things outdoors and appreciates all this area has to offer for recreation. She is truly passionate of her two hobbies, running and quilting. If she is not out on the trail, she is in her sewing room. Julianne loves this community and feels fortunate to live, work and spend time with family here.
I was born in San Diego where my father was a Navy UDT commander and my mother served as a city planner. Upon graduation from high school, I jumped into the world of graphic arts, learning offset photo lithography and printed literature and book production from the bottom up.
My career in graphic arts eventually took me to Europe and Asia, where I met my wife, a Washingtonian native. We returned to the US when our children came of college age and settled in MN to be near my wife’s parents whom we cared for as they aged, as well as for the educational opportunities for our children. I continued my career in book publishing there as it evolved to include network administration, computerized manuscript processing, and e-book production. I volunteered as an election judge, serving in 25 elections.
On retirement we returned to our roots on the West Coast as many of our children and extended family had settled in the PNW, we chose Sequim for its combination of mountain hiking and cycling trails, streams, ocean, and Mediterranean gardening micro-climate, all mosquito-free! -- as well as the friendly, diverse, and stimulating native and retirement community.
I have been active in Sequim as a volunteer in CERT, as a Census enumerator, serving our local HOA as a board member, and serving as a part-time county employee during the last four election seasons.
Having lived in several of the major cities of Europe and East Asia without ever needing to use a car on a daily basis, or to even own one for 14 years, I am intrigued to see if the best practices of public transportation and community design from those countries can be applied here. I have an interest in development of co-op and non-profit manufactured home parks and tiny home communities for all ages, and the extension of ADA standard paths along all major corridors for safe walking and cycling, for our neighbors commuting to their daily jobs in Sequim as well as for recreation for all. I also would like to see reform of regressively structured taxes, utility fees, and broadband that put an undue burden on young adults, starting families, and fixed-income seniors alike.
I was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico and started my public service career with the City of Roswell in the building division. I moved to Port Angeles in 1992 and continued my career working at Clallam County in the building and planning divisions. I continued my building education obtaining several certifications through the International Code Council. I worked at the City of Port Townsend and completed my career at the City of Sequim as Building Official and Fire Marshall. I moved to Sequim in 2014.
Since my retirement I have joined the City Planning Commission. I enjoy the Commissioners I have served with and look forward to our work on the City’s Comprehensive Plan. I look forward to the continued and future growth of our beautiful City.
- American Planning Association
- City of Sequim Comprehensive Plan
- City of Sequim Planning Commission Rules of Procedure – Update coming soon
- MRSC On-Demand Webinars
- Planning Association of Washington (PAW)
- Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act E-Learning Courses
- Short Course on Local Planning - Washington State Department of Commerce
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