Planning Commission

 The Mount Vernon Planning Commission (governed by Mount Vernon Municipal Code (MVMC) Chapter 2.60) is an advisory body consisting of seven members appointed by the mayor to hold public hearings and provide recommendations to the City Council on a defined set of legislative issues.  City Council directs the legislative priorities that City staff brings to the Commission for their review and input.

MVMC Chapter 2.60 states the Commission holds hearings and makes recommendations to the City Council on the following:

  • Comprehensive Plan amendments (this includes sub-area plans and related studies);
  • Amendments to the Shoreline Management Master Plan;
  • Amendments to the MVMC Chapter 3.40 and Titles 15, 16, and 17;
  • The designation of historic structures; and,
  • Other Growth Management Act (GMA) plans and programs that are referred to the Commission by the Council on a case-by-case basis.

Planning Commission members have four year terms.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings and minutes are also available following approval.

View Agendas and Minutes


  • 6:00 pm
  • First and third Tuesday of each month
  • Police and Court Campus
    Multipurpose room
    1805 Continental Pl.
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Current Members, Term Expirations & Application Form

Member Name:

Member Name:
Andrew Vander StoepDecember 2025

Adair Orr
December 2022
Christian Carlson
December 2024

UnfilledDecember 2025
Christopher Bollinger
December 2023

Mary Mae HardtDecember 2022
James Fikkert
December 2023

Planning Commission Application Form