Planning Commission

The role of the Planning Commission is to review a variety of land use applications including requesting changes to property configurations, modifying uses within the City, reviewing new development plans, and implementing the Comprehensive Plan. Staff in the Planning Services Division provide training, information, and support to the Planning Commission. The City Council, Planning Commission, and City staff work together to help the community manage growth and development in an orderly manner.

The Planning Commission is comprised of five or seven members chosen from among the qualified electors of the city. Alternate members may also be appointed. Members of the Planning Commission serve at the pleasure of the City Council and are appointed for four-year, overlapping terms. Planning Commissioners must live within city limits. Planning Commission members receive a stipend of $40 per month.

Planning Commissioners have a variety of backgrounds and experiences that contribute to making important decisions about the future of Montrose. Successful Planning Commissioners enjoy learning about land use, work well as part of a team, have a passion for the Montrose community, and are willing to prioritize what is best for the community over what is best individually. Experience in development, planning, and real estate is not required.

Download the Planning Commission Bylaws


Planning Commission meetings are held at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the City Council Chambers of the Elks Civic Building (107 S Cascade Ave.).

Meetings usually last 1-2 hours and are open to the public.

Meeting Agendas, Packets, Minutes, and Videos

Meeting materials for the Planning Commission and other city boards are posted regularly on the city's Public Meetings Portal. Meeting notices and agendas are also posted at the main entrance to City Hall (433 S. First St.). 

Planning Commission meeting videos can be viewed live and on-demand via the Public Meetings Portal and on the city's YouTube channel. Meetings are also broadcast on Elevate channel 970 and Charter channel 191.

Please see the City of Montrose Archive Center for meeting packets, agendas, and minutes for Planning Commission meetings held prior to November 10, 2021.

Steven Ball

Steven Ball

David Fishering

David Fishering

Planning Commission - Phoebe Benziger

Phoebe Benziger

Chad Huffman

Chad Huffman

Richard Rogers

Richard J. Rogers

Jan Chastain

Jan Chastain

Delphine Jadot

Delphine Jadot

Ron Cairns

Ron Cairns - Alternate

Planning Commissioners and Terms

  • Steven Ball - 12/31/2024
  • Phoebe Benziger - 12/31/2024
  • Jan Chastain - 12/31/2024
  • David Fishering, Chair - 12/31/2022
  • Chad Huffman, Vice-Chair - 12/31/2022
  • Delphine Jadot - 12/31/2022
  • Richard J. Rogers - 12/31/2022
  • Ron Cairns (Alternate) - 12/31/2024

Commissioner Vacancies

The city accepts applications to fill Planning Commission vacancies as they occur. Opportunities to serve on the commission are advertised and posted on all of the city's public information channels. 

How to Apply

Individuals interested in applying for vacancies on the commission are invited to submit an application.