Applicants sought for planning commission seat

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The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants for a vacant seat on the Vancouver Planning Commission.

The seven-member planning commission serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body and makes recommendations to the city council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other land use matters.

The commission reflects a broad range of neighborhoods, professional and community experience and perspectives, and seeks to be representative of the cultural diversity of the Vancouver community, the city said in a news release. The commission is seeking candidates with interest and experience in community planning, urban design or housing development, and who are active in business, neighborhood or community affairs.

Participation in the planning commission requires a significant time commitment of up to 20 hours per month, including regular attendance at monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, as well as First Tuesday training sessions. Attendance at other subcommittee or city council meetings may be required. Commissioners prepare for meetings by reviewing a variety of maps and technical information and making site visits.

For applications or further information, contact Amanda Delapena, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668, or call 360-487-8605. Online applications are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. Applicants must reside in Vancouver. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Jan. 6.