Vancouver Planning Commission applicants sought

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The city of Vancouver is seeking applicants for the Vancouver Planning Commission.

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 be a city of Vancouver resident. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 24.

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 applicant will replace Commissioner David Moriuchi, who resigned from Position No. 2 due to a pending move out of state.

The Vancouver Planning Commission reflects a broad range of neighborhoods, professional and community experience and perspectives, and seeks to be representative of the cultural diversity of the community. 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, up to 20 hours per month. This includes regular attendance at meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and 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.