Planning Commission


The Whatcom County Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. in the Northwest Annex Conference Room, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225.    

         (The commission does not meet on the 4th Thursday of August,
         November & December. Meetings may be held in other locations.
        Check Agenda for location)

          E-mail comments or questions.

October 24, 2019 Work Session Council Chambers
District Name Term
1 Stephen Jackson Partial ending 1/2021
1 Kimberley Lund Term ends 1/2021
2 Robert Bartel Term ends 1/31/2023
3 Dominic Moceri Term ends 1/31/2023
3 Atul Deshmane 1/2017 to 1/2021
4 Gary Honcoop 1/2016 to 1/2020
4 Jon Maberry 1/2018 to 1/2022
5 Kelvin Barton 1/2018 to 1/2022
5 Natalie McClendon 1/2018 to 1/2022


The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide citizen review and recommendations on planning related matters to the County Council.


The Planning Commission shall assist the Planning and Development Services Department in carrying out its duties, including assisting in the preparation and execution of the Comprehensive Plan and recommendations to the department for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments thereto.
The Planning Commission shall conduct such hearings as may be required under RCW Chapter 36.70 and shall make findings and conclusions therefrom which shall be transmitted to the Planning and Development Services Department. The Planning and Development Services Department shall transmit the recommendations of the Planning Commission to the County Council with such comments and recommendations the department deems necessary.


Whatcom County Code 2.31.010 - There hereby reestablished a county Planning Commission as provided for in RCW 36.70.040  (Ord. 93-042 Exh. A; Ord. 93-003 Attachment D (part)).

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