BEND, Ore. -

Deschutes County seeks a new volunteer Planning Commission member from the Redmond area and is accepting applications until Friday, July 25.  The term for this position is from the date of appointment through June 30, 2018.

The Planning Commission reviews land use policy and zoning regulations and makes recommendations to the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners.  Members are the official citizen involvement committee on land use planning for the unincorporated area of the County, providing a forum for community input.

The vacant position is for the Redmond area. County Code defines the Redmond area as Townships 14 or 15, Ranges 12 or 13, generally northern Deschutes County.  According to County Code, the membership of the Commission shall, as much as possible, be representative of the various geographic areas of the County.

The Planning Commission meets at the Deschutes Services Center (1300 NW Wall Street) in Bend, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Additional meetings and locations throughout the County may be required.

Those interested in serving are invited to submit a complete application form which includes a letter of interest and resume.  Complete applications will be accepted before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014.

The Planning Commission application can be obtained from the Deschutes County Community Development Planning Department or from the web address below:

http://www.deschutes.org/Community-Development.aspx

For more information, please call Deschutes County Community Development Department Planning Director Nick Lelack at (541) 385-1708.