Planning Commission


  • 5:45 pm
  • Second Thursday of each month; fourth Thursday of each month as needed
  • City Council Chambers
    501 N. Anderson Street
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

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Minutes are also available following approval. 

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There are seven Planning Commission members, five of which must be city residents. Commission members serve six-year terms. The current Commission members are:

  • Gretchen Thatcher, Chair, term ends May 31, 2022
  • Edgar Harrell, term ends May 31, 2020
  • Beverly Heckart, term ends May 31, 2022
  • Gayl Curtiss, term ends May 31, 2021
  • Geraldine O’Mahony, term ends May 31, 2024
  • Fred Padjen, term ends May 31, 2024 
  • George Bottcher, term ends May 31, 2020


The Planning Commission operates under the authority of Chapter 1.14 of the City Code and is responsible for:

  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the City Council pertaining to the long-term Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the zoning ordinance
  • Conducting hearings and making decisions and/or recommendations on a variety of land-use applications including permits, conditional uses, annexations, rezones, and subdivisions