Planning Commission

Roles & Responsibilities

The Planning Commission acts as the City Council’s hearing body and forwards recommendations to the City Council on land development actions that include preparation of the city’s comprehensive plan, which is the framework for land development within the city, zoning regulations, and Community Development Block Grant funded Façade and Sign Improvement Grants. 

Planning Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Members shall be residents of the City. Chapter 2.36 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code establishes membership criteria and powers of the Planning Commission. 


Regular meetings of the Planning Commission occur at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month Virtually due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. To access the City's virtual meetings page click here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda 

The Planning Commission provides all materials on the City’s website. If there is something Planning Commission related that you cannot find, please contact Planning Division staff and they will provide it as soon as they are able.

ChairAndrew Schwab3/1/2018-2/28/2022
Vice-ChairBen Stanley3/1/2018-2/28/2022
Position 1Marolee Smith3/1/2021-2/28/2025
Position 4Steven Switzer3/1/2019-2/28/2023
Position 5Colin Young3/1/2019-2/28/2023
Position 6Richie Ahuja3/1/2020-2/29/2024
Position 7VACANT3/1/2020-2/29/2024

Climate Action Subcommittee: Ben Stanley, Colin Young, and Richie Ahuja

Contact Us

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Physical Address 
321 East 5th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: 360-417-4750

Hours (City Hall currently closed to in-person contact)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.