Planning Commission


  • 5:30 p.m. - Regular Agenda Meetings 
  • The 2nd Wednesday of every month, or as needed
  • 6:00 p.m. - Public Hearings
  • The 2nd or 4th Wednesday as noticed in our Published Legal Notice
  • Yakima Resource Center Conference Room
    2403 S 18th Street
    Union Gap, WA

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

March 22, 2017 Planning Commission - Special Meeting Agenda

March 8, 2017 Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Agenda

July 13th 6:00 PM - Public Hearing Agenda and Information

June 8, 2016 6:00 PM- Public Hearing Agenda & Info


  • Zella West, Chair, District 1
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Ed Burns, Co-Vice Chair, District 3
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Nancy Charron, Co-Vice Chair, District 3
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • John Crawford, District 3
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Jerry Craig, District 1                                                       Term expires: December 31, 2017

  • Ashley Garza, District 1
    Term expires: December 31, 2017
  • Michael Shuttleworth, District 3
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Thomas Carroll, Planning Commission Secretary



About the Commission

 The Yakima County Planning Commission is a 7 member citizen body appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to make recommendations to the board on long-range planning for the unincorporated areas under County land use jurisdiction. The County Planning Commission reviews proposed changes to the comprehensive plan and related ordinances, and makes its recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The County Planning Commission conducts public hearings on such proposed changes to Yakima County's Comprehensive Plan - Plan 2015 and ordinances and hears public testimony prior to making its recommendation.

Public Meeting Rules of Procedure

  • All persons speaking to the Commission shall approach the microphone and identify themselves by name, address and whom they represent (if other than themselves).
  • All comments shall be directed to the Chair.
  • Testimony shall be kept factual and on the subject. At the onset of any item of business, the Chairman may limit the length of testimony. The Chair is charged with the responsibility of discouraging and stopping irrelevant, unnecessarily long, repetitive or abusive testimony. Time permitted, additional opportunity will be provided for additional public comments after everyone who so desires has had an opportunity to speak.
  • The audience shall not interrupt testimony.
  • Speakers shall not question one another; instead, a question shall be addressed to the Chair. Upon request of a consensus of the members, the Chair may allow direct questioning of an expert witness who has previously testified on behalf of an opponent or proponent, or other business before the Commission.
  • If written statements are made, a copy shall be presented to the Secretary/Clerk of the Commission.


Planning Commission Appointment Opportunities

View Planning Commission Appointment Opportunities online.